So everyone wants to lay into the density battle now, right? It’s the flavour of the day.
Sydney has been achieving a lower density each year since 1990 … Sydney’s urban area has been growing at over 2.4% per year while the population has been growing at 1.2%. The population density is falling by 0.8% each year.
Tim Williams, Architectureinsights
Opposing high-density development on inner-city sites such as Barangaroo or Broadway … drives sprawl. Australia needs four more Sydneys (or sixteen more Adelaides) within four decades. If it doesn’t go here, it goes somewhere else.
Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney Morning Herald
For those still opposing high density dwelling, I have some bad news. It’s going to happen in your neighbourhood.
Dan Lopez, youtube.com
We can neither afford to pay for the infrastructure costs of new suburbs nor erode more and more agricultural land to build the biggest houses in the world.
Matthew Pullinger, youtube.com
As greenfields and brownfields sites are easily available, big developers will shun the complexities of development in the greyfields.
Margaret Simons, inside.org.au
[As architects] we have the potential to shift the stereotype associated with density.
Laura Cantali, youtube.com
If the objective, the vision, was to enable everyone, wherever they are, to ride a bicycle safely, the answer wouldn’t be mandatory bicycle helmets, it would actually be safe and amenable bicycle routes throughout the city.
Helen Lochhead, AA Roundtable
Despite the increase in the value of residential property, young Australians still want to own their own home. But now, they are just as happy living in and buying apartments as they are houses.
Tarsha Finney, Sydney Morning Herald
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