Multi-unit housing

Multi-family housing
Multipleunit housing

Pursuing passive: strategies for a high comfort, low energy retrofit in NYC

Improving the performance of buildings must be a central component of any response to the challenges of climate change. This is both an imperative and an opportunity. Responding to climate change by aggressively improving the performance of the built environment will produce buildings that are...

Our powers combined: energy efficiency and solar in affordable multifamily buildings

The production and consumption of energy can burden the health, well-being, and finances of people living and working in low-income and minority communities. To mitigate these effects, policymakers and utility regulators have developed policies and programs that increase access to both energy efficiency and solar...
Conference paper

Developing multi-unit housing without developers. Or, “without a developer, who does the … … … ?”

Motivated by discontent with the quality, design, and cost of speculative multi-unit housing provision in Australia, households and professionals alike are increasingly seeking alternatives. Recent years have seen an increase in the number and university of households seeking to collectively self-develop multi-unit housing in our...
Briefing paper

Equitable Density - report 1 - the building scale

This report on the building scale considers the most important issues in both individual dwellings (e.g. apartments) and higher density buildings as a whole, and how these can influence the quality of life of lower income and vulnerable residents.
Briefing paper

Equitable Density - report 2 - neighbourhood scale

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South...
Conference paper

Methodological challenges in critical analysis of institutional discourses of residential multi-occupancy in Melbourne

This paper reports on in-progress work that critically analyses how multi-occupancy household-dwelling relationships are constituted in property discourses, including whether and how these discourses reflect or even incite binaries of 'mainstream' and 'other' living configurations.