Tram poses a question on housing

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I wish to ask a serious question: do Canberrans really want to live in high-density housing? When an economist colleague wrote about high-density housing in Canberra, I asked whether these would remain popular lifestyle choices into the future. Replies to my question caused quite the "bin fire". One respondent argued that his apartment lifestyle was perfect. He woke up, bought a coffee at the downstairs café, then caught the tram to work. But during the pandemic, these same people were screaming to live in a detached house where they could touch the earth's surface. Yet here we are again with people suggesting the tram makes living in high-density apartments appealing.


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