A place like home: Can sharing ease Melbourne’s housing crisis?

Presented by Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group

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A discussion with built environment experts on the sharing economy that discusses the history of shared dwellings in Melbourne and socio-economic factors that made it popular. How can we make sharing dwellings more popular in Melbourne today? What are the benefits of sharing and what are the design implications? How can Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis be eased by better utilising existing housing stock?

Professor Ralph Horne, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, RMIT University,
to discuss the context of the current housing system and organisation of households from a broad sustainability perspective and how this can be challenged
Associate Professor Flavia Marcello, Swinburne University, to discuss residential land use in inner Melbourne, the history of lodging and her research on new paradigms for aged care
Chelsea Yu, Masters of Social Work student, Monash University, current Uniting Homeshare participant sharing her experience with the program and intergenerational living
Diana Kahn, Retired fashion designer, current Uniting Homeshare participant recounting her experience of sharing a home with Chelsea Yu

This event is sponsored by Swinburne University.

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