Doug Baker

Discussion paper

International practice in planning for affordable housing: lessons for Australia

International experience in Western Europe and North America demonstrates that the urban planning system can be a very important tool in retaining and increasing affordable housing supply. In many North American and European cities and regions, planning mechanisms are being used to protect the supply...

Flexible guidelines for the design of remote Indigenous community housing

A response to the need for a flexible framework of design guidelines - a 'design system' - for remote Indigenous housing. As such, the project provides concepts and design principles to supplement the focus on safety, health, quality control and sustainability in the National Indigenous...

Real estate development by local government in Queensland

Eddo Coiacetto and Doug Baker examine the extent and nature of real estate development by local governments in Queensland, a state where private sector values are often assumed to prevail. At least a third of local governments in Queensland have developed land, often because of...