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MTalks High Density Happiness: Build-to-rent communities

Wed 18 Oct 2017, 6.00pm–7.00pm

MPavilion

Free!

2017-10-18 2017-10-18 Australia/Melbourne High Density Happiness: Build-to-rent communities MPavilion MPAVILION

Photo by Derek Swalwell

As the housing affordability topic rises in our minds in unison with rental and purchase prices, Australian state and local governments have started investigating the possibility of helping propagate a build-to-rent housing sector. Described as ‘radical’ by Australian press, but an initiative common in the USA and the UK, build-to-rent communities involve development designed with the intent of long-term—sometimes indefinite—leases. Providing long-term security for residents, and touted as a topical treatment for the housing affordability crisis, building to rent is the topic of this High Density Happiness talk brought to you by Open Journal.

In this panel discussion, join a panel of experts—to be announced soon—to discuss the impact of the build-to-rent model across different spheres: from design implications and creating strong communities to the cultural acceptance of long-term renters and how to form the policy towards security of tenure.

Speakers to be announced soon.

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