Published on
June 8, 2022

Small-scale rental housing: Moving from the low to the high road

Bitprop contributed its expertise and data to this research report done by DAG on how small-scale development could be better supported.

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Small-scale rental housing offers wide-ranging public benefits and significant opportunities to spur a post-Covid economic recovery. At the same time, its informal and unregulated character poses health and safety risks, impacts service and infrastructure provision, and inhibits sustainable densification of well-located neighbourhoods. Allowing business as usual risks taking entire areas onto a ‘low road’ of overcrowding, insecurity and instability. Experts, practitioners and city officials agree that a fundamental change in approach is required.