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Inclusive housing in Australia – a voluntary response

Ward, Margaret, Franz, Jill M., & Adkins, Barbara (2012) Inclusive housing in Australia – a voluntary response. In Nelson, J (Ed.) Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), WASET, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 344-352.

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Abstract

The lack of inclusive housing in Australia contributes to the marginalization and exclusion of people with disability and older people from family and community life. The Australian government has handed over the responsibility of increasing the supply of inclusive housing to the housing industry through an agreed national access standard and a voluntary strategy. Voluntary strategies have not been successful in other constituencies and little is known about what would work in Australia today. Findings from a research project into the voluntariness of the housing industry indicate that a reliable and consistent supply is unlikely without an equivalent increase in demand. The strategy has, however, an important role to play in the task of changing housing industry practices towards building more inclusive communities.

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ID Code: 53240
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: inclusion, housing, universal design, Australia, housing industry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2012 09:48
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 05:55

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