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SUBURBS AND USE OF SPACE IN AUSTRALIA
Suburbs have been criticised as wasteful and boring by some, and praised as havens of creativity and sustainability by others. Stretton’s discussion of domestic economy and Trainer’s idea of retrofitting cities to become more sustainable take up these ideas, yet suburbs are still being planned within greater Brisbane, alongside densification of inner city areas such Woolloongabba’s Transit Oriented Development, and the proposed Kurilpa Masterplan.
How is space used in suburbs inside homes, in gardens, and in the broader neighbourhood? Consider changes in lot size, house size and use of external space in Australian suburbs over time. How does suburban space use differ from medium and high density housing, and what effect does this have on potential users of these housing types? Discuss examples from suburban and at least one other housing type to demonstrate your analysis.