Public housing towers: should we knockdown and rebuild them? or upgrade with a retrofit?

Big post-war housing complexes have been widely used for authorities to provide public housing for those at need in our community. But these massive buildings, built in the 1960s and 70s, are now aging.

In the face of considerations like affordability, community and sustainability, debate is raging about how best to deal with this issue. There are some intriguing solutions being explored.

We were joined this morning by Dr Trivess Moore from the Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory at RMIT University in Melbourne, to take a look at some of these solutions and when they could be used.

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Why Knock Down All Public Housing Towers when Retrofit Can Sometimes Be Better in The Conversation.

The Cité du Grand Parc award-winning retrofit in Bordeaux, France.

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