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Urban Housing Challenge: One million new homes, one thousand thriving neighbourhoods

A safe, secure and affordable home is a fundamental human need. For many people, it’s the largest financial investment they will ever make. It encapsulates a personal sense of identity and provides a foundation from which individuals can build a more financially and socially secure future.

Good housing also underpins an effective, functioning and prosperous city. It supports better public transport and social infrastructure – better healthcare, better systems of education, better employment opportunities. All important factors in the attraction and retention of the best global talent.

With the Urban Housing Challenge report, HASSELL outlines a new model of housing design and delivery in London, Shanghai and Sydney that will help each city address the challenges that come with rapidly expanding populations.

It explores the challenges of housing density, delivery and quality and how, by achieving a balance of all three, can cities become more sustainable, prosperous and liveable places.

Download the report.

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