im-1What to do with flat blocks, cars and snout houses? Will the transformation of car use and ownership be permanently recorded by housing typographies that demonstrate how awkwardly planners and subserviently policy makers navigated this period of urban planning history? It’s time for a rethink …

… If governments are seriously minded to harvest the potential of grey-field sites and the urban middle then they will not only need to bring the community along in support of these more modest densification initiatives, they will need to be proactive in making sure the housing industry has the capabilities to deliver them. This is a challenge for the housing industry. It is not a market that general contractors understand or have an aptitude for. This is an opportunity for the first movers in this space to realise the potential of adapting their old project housing delivery model into a modern version of ‘build to order’ multi-unit.

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And if the government and the housing industry did not see the changes on foot outlined by Professor Geoffrey London pointing to the ‘Uberisation’ of the traditional developer delivery model, this weeks announcement by the Commonwealth Bank should be convincing. The link below points to eight new pathways to home ownership now being readied by the bank …

READ – NEW PATHS TO HOME BUYING

It is a year since my first article predicting this trend was published on this subject. The reasoning for this shift is the housing market’s disenchantment with what is on offer and the way that government planning policies continue to play into the hands of large developers. I think its worth a re-read …

READ – A CASE TO DISRUPT THE TRADITIONAL DEVELOPER MULTI-UNIT HOUSING DELIVERY MODEL