Assembling alternative pathways to homeownership

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Renegade Economists Show 552

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Show Notes
This week Emily interviews Ben Keck and Abbie Freestone from Assemble about their latest project in Kensington. We discuss Assemble’s deliberative development model: a boutique take on build-to-rent. For locked-outs struggling to save a deposit, the Assemble Model may offer ‘a patient pathway.’ Strong environmental credentials and a codesign ethos make this build-to-rent-to-buy model a welcome alternative to Melbourne’s off-the-plan apartment offerings. But is it economically sustainable?

Related Links
Urban Melbourne’s excellent rundown on the Assemble strategy
Assemble Communities
Baugruppe – the German shared design model
The Nightingale Model

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