Housing Diversity and Affordability: The Effects of 35 Years of Exclusionary Land Use Regulations on Housing Affordability in Adelaide, South Australia

Michael McGreevy

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    Abstract

    Australia is often described as being in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. This research analyses the effect exclusionary land use regulations have had on housing diversity and affordability in Adelaide, South Australia. The research shows there are significantly greater numbers of relatively affordable dwellings available areas where an absence of land use regulations for significant periods of time has enabled housing diversity. It also shows that metrics that compare median incomes with median prices are unreliable indicators of affordability as median prices alone are unable to capture the breadth of housing prices that exist within them.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)336-353
    Number of pages18
    JournalUrban Policy and Research
    Volume36
    Issue number3
    Early online date2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018

    Keywords

    • Adelaide, South Australia
    • Affordable housing
    • exclusionary zoning
    • land use regulations
    • minimum allotment sizes
    • multi-unit dwellings
    • townhouses
    • walk-up flats

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