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Life on the edge : housing experiences in three remote Australian indigenous settlements

Fien, John, Charlesworth, Esther, Lee, Gini, Baker, Douglas C., Grice, Tammy, & Morris, David (2010) Life on the edge : housing experiences in three remote Australian indigenous settlements. Habitat International, 35, pp. 342-349.

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Abstract

This analysis of housing experiences and aspirations in three remote Indigenous settlements in Australia (Mimili, Maningrida and Palm Island) reveals extreme liveability problems directly related to the scale and form of housing provision. Based upon field visits to each of the settlements and extensive interviews with residents and local housing and community officers, the paper analyses two aspects of living in such housing conditions at two spatial scales, the layout of the settlement and the design of individual houses. The failings at both scales are shown to be the fault of a dysfunctional housing system that is only recently been addressed.

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ID Code: 39325
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Australia, Housing, Indigenous, Liveability, Maningrida, Mimili, Palm Island, Remote
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.11.007
ISSN: 0197-3975
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Community Planning (120501)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Housing Markets Development Management (120503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2010 11:57
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 12:08

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