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A key aim of NHL is to create communities.



Title: CoHousing Design Processes and Experiences 

Researcher: Dr Jasmine Palmer

Description: This project follows the process of the design of Nightingale's first cohousing project in collaboration with the future community.  The 'Urban Coup Near & Tall' design workshops are being documented and interviews are being undertaken with key stakeholders.

Status: Commenced 2017

Title: Alternative Multi Unit Housing Provision: Community, Wellbeing, Sustainability, and Resilience.

Researchers: Dr Jasmine Palmer & Dr Michelle Turner

Description: The research is a longitudinal study of residents of Alternative Multi-Unit Housing Projects (AMUHP) in Victoria. The residents of seven yet to be completed apartment buildings in Melbourne’s inner North will be surveyed and interviewed at two-year intervals between 2019 and 2027.  It seeks to understand the health, community, and environmental outcomes of resident participation in the development of multi-unit (apartment) buildings. 

It is often stated that resident involvement in housing provision and community development offers opportunity for increased community cohesion and resilience (e.g. Bresson & Labit, 2019), reduced resource consumption (e.g. Tummers, 2016), and long-term health benefits (e.g. Karnekull, 2010). However, no research has been undertaken to date in Australia to quantify these benefits; all of which are desired attributes of urban consolidation.
This research will follow the residents of the Urban Coup 'Near & Tall' cohousing apartment building, Assemble's Macaulay Rd apartment project, and the Nightingale Housing buildings which make up the Nightingale Duckett Village in Brunswick, Melbourne.  All these buildings are due for completion in 2021 and are unique in that residents have been pre-identified and engaged, to varying degrees, in the development process. 

Status: Commencing late 2019

Funded by: -

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