Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

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Image from monarchhousing.org

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This episode features Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. You can donate to Launch Housing to support those sleeping rough to get into safe, long-term housing, check out The Australian Homelessness Monitor – commissioned by Launch Housing to give insight into the current state of homelessness in Australia and look into the Everybody’s Home campaign which calls for a better, fairer housing system for everyone.

We also play part of an interview we did with Kelly from the Roominations show on 3CR at the #PublicHousingParliamentaryVigil – which we covered last episode #217. You can watch this full interview on Youtube, Facebook and listen to the whole thing on Soundcloud. You can also hear Kelly discussing homelessness on our 160th episode.

Finally, we play an interview Nick did on ABC Radio Tasmania with Melanie Tait on the issue of dogs being considered property under the law. This interview is based on Nick’s article on the ABC ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn’t a ‘fur baby’, it’s your property’.

If you’d like to hear more on this issue, check out Nick’s discussion on ‘Pets and Animal Liberation’ with PhD candidate Zoei Sutton – on Freedom of Species radio show on 3CR.

Clips:

Adam Ruins EverythingAdam Ruins Housing’ (season 1, episode 19), Bomb the Music IndustrySlumlord’, Interview with Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner, Interview with Kelly from the Roominations show on 3CR, Interview Nick did on ABC Radio Tasmania with Melanie Tait, LowkeyThe Death of Neoliberalism’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’!

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Nick’s cousin Emil with Katie being creative in their car-free living.

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On this episode we give practical advice on living car-free, including:

  • Think of alternative transport options when you’re choosing where to live.
  • If possible you can choose to rent a furnished place to avoid having to move big items.
  • Wheels are your friend: use trolleys, bags with wheels etc to carry bulky/heavy stuff.
  • Use delivery services to buy in bulk (only occasionally or that will have a high environmental impact!). We do online orders through sites like Who Gives a Crap for toilet paper and Veganpet for vegan dog food.
  • Use a car share like Car Next Door for the rare times you do need access (not ownership) to a car.

We also discuss shitty Mercedes-Benz ads, Adam Ruins Cars and some recent stories from Media Watch.

We finish the episode by covering the Grattan Institute report on housing affordability in Australia, high rise apartments and population.

This episode is brought to you by Jason P – thanks a lot to Jason for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign!

Clips:

David Rovics ‘I’m a better anarchist than you’, Behind the Song: Lowkey discussing ‘Ahmed’, Bushwalla ‘Gangsta’.

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This time we’re joined by town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen to discuss the issue of urban sprawl, where urban development takes over previously undeveloped areas. This has a variety of negative impacts, including on humans, other animals and the environment as a whole.

Mark advocates an alternative approach to planning, including urban villages and cohousing as responses to these problems. He also argues that high rise is not the (only) response required to address urban sprawl.

If you’re interested in finding out more about and discussing these issues, join Mark’s Facebook group Population, Permaculture and Planning. If you’d like more from us on similar issues, check out our 25th episode: Get Out of Your Car! and you can also hear Nick discussing urban planning, transportation, environment and social justice on episode 47 of Critical Transit podcast.

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Clips:

Shock OctopusIn a Box’, Midnight OilYour Dream World’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on why urban sprawl is an important issue that needs to be addressed, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.