1 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 TRU - Tourism Research Unit, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 University of New South Wales5 Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University6 Griffith University, Griffith Business School7 Deakin University8 University of New South Wales9 Deakin University
a life cycle examination of multi-title developments
Continuing urbanisation is triggering an increase in multi-titled housing internationally. This trend has given rise to a substantial research interest in the social consequences of higher density living. Little enquiry, however, has been directed to examining how property title subdivisions generate social issues in multi-titled housing. This appears as a significant gap in the literature, as the tensions inherent in multi-title developments have significant implications for individuals, developments and entire metropolitan areas. This paper employs a lifecycle framework to examine three tensions inherent in multi-title developments: i) tensions between individual and collective property rights, ii) tensions between the needs and responsibilities of different stakeholders, and iii) tensions inherent in the concurrent role of multi-title developments as governmental, market and civil society institutions. The paper calls for a more explicit recognition of these tensions by academics, policy-makers, practitioners and the broader community.
Urban Policy and Research, 2014, Vol 32, Issue 3, p. 289-304