DIARY NOTE: Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge briefing session

DIARY NOTE: Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge briefing session

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Sydney, Apr. 8, 2019 /Medianet/ --


The City of Sydney is calling for new ideas to boost the diversity of housing across the city, with a focus on identifying and developing new models to increase the supply of alternative and affordable housing. 


The Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge encourages new ways of thinking about housing across delivery, financing, design, building, ownership and management. It seeks to uncover fresh ideas and successful international models that could work locally and for the wider community.


The challenge is open to everyone, including individuals and teams from around the world. A jury will select up to six entrants to receive $20,000 each to develop their concepts.

This briefing will answer questions from people entering the challenge and outline why Sydney needs to look beyond
traditional categories of social, community and market housing. The panel of experts will share their experiences and insights.

See for details.

Moore, Lord Mayor

MC Jessica Irvine, Senior Economics Writer, Sydney Morning Herald

Stephen Varady, Architect, Director of Stephen Varady Associates, Alternative Housing Ideas 
Challenge Advisor and Registrar

Dr Michael Zanardo, Architect and urban designer – Director of Studio Zanardo

Jeremy McLeod, Architect, Director of Breathe Architecture

Olivia Hyde, NSW Deputy Government Architect

Thursday 11 April


Marconi Room
4, Town Hall House
456 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000

For more information, contact Roxanne Macara or Claire Thompson. Phone 0438 554 640 or email

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