For rural settlements to thrive there needs to be more than a grudging acceptance of a few new homes to avoid something worse, says Tony Hutchinson. There must be a reappraisal of housing needs in the countryside.
Brisbane’s inner city is one of only a few places in the world where there is an industry in literally moving houses. This is because the traditional ‘Queenslander’, as it is called, is made of weatherboard, squats on stumps, and can be lifted intact onto the back of an articulated lorry and carted to its next location.
In Cleveland, Ohio more than a third of people live below the poverty line. Lee Chilcote discovers how the upcycling movement is becoming a force for reinvention – benefitting the environment, boosting the local economy and helping people to ‘reclaim their discarded neighborhoods’
Two years on from when the builders and bulldozers moved in, there is a feeling that real, long-term regeneration is happening in the Anfield neighbourhood.