Housing blueprint

The 8 August edition of The Star had an article on our population growth and how we could provide the 86,000 homes needed to accommodate all those people over the next 30 years. As the interaction of housing and transport falls within Axel’s area of expertise, the reporter interviewed him for this article.

This is a really tricky issue. Restrict new housing to central areas and property prices will go through the roof. Allow urban sprawl to keep on top of property prices and you achieve car-dependent lifestyles. The really clever thing to do is to plan mass rapid transit lines (preferably rail) and locate master-planned high density housing near stations. Have a read what the reporter made of my message.