6 episodes

Welcome to Hypecast, the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions.  

The HIP V. HYPE Podcast is produced in collaboration with Climactic, the podcast for the climate community. Climactic is an independent podcast network that tells the stories of people making a difference on climate change.

Hosted by Laura Phillips, Head of Editorial and Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE, the podcast features engaging narratives on how we can better enable the development of carbon neutral housing, what policy mechanisms need to be considered to support the sustainable growth of our cities, and how community led climate action can make an impact on sustaining our natural environment for future generations to come.

Hypecast HIP V. HYPE

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Welcome to Hypecast, the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions.  

The HIP V. HYPE Podcast is produced in collaboration with Climactic, the podcast for the climate community. Climactic is an independent podcast network that tells the stories of people making a difference on climate change.

Hosted by Laura Phillips, Head of Editorial and Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE, the podcast features engaging narratives on how we can better enable the development of carbon neutral housing, what policy mechanisms need to be considered to support the sustainable growth of our cities, and how community led climate action can make an impact on sustaining our natural environment for future generations to come.

    Diversifying Housing | Family Apartment Living in Australia

    Diversifying Housing | Family Apartment Living in Australia

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. 

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Mitra Anderson-Oliver who is a Better Cities and Regions Associate with HIP V. HYPE Sustainability to discuss the case for family apartment living in Australia.

    Internationally, three and four bedroom apartments provide for a diverse mix of residents, whether they be a family with young, teenage or adult children, shared households or multi-generational living. However, in Australia three-bedroom apartments are predominantly marketed as a ‘luxury’ housing option.

    There is a growing case for an increasing number of families to live in inner-city locations, which are close to professional jobs, close to existing family structures and close to existing essential amenities such as shops, schools, hospitals, parks, beaches and community facilities. 

    But for Australians to meaningfully aspire to apartments as a long-term living option, apartment designs must support attributes that make for meaningfully better apartment living. This episode takes a look at how this can be achieved. 

    • 29 min
    The Missing Middle | Densifying Australian Cities

    The Missing Middle | Densifying Australian Cities

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. 

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Brighid Sammon who is a Senior Policy Advisor to discuss the case for densifying Australian cities.

    Australian cities have some of lowest rates of density in the world. The idea of the Great Australian dream of a suburban block is still leading people to look towards the fringes of our urban centres in search of affordability.

    Moderate increases in density across our suburbs can provide for more housing close by to existing community amenity, public transport and green spaces, yet building out the missing middle is marred by contentious planning proposals and local politics.

    This episode takes a look at the opportunities and challenges for densifying the missing middle suburbs of Australian cities. 

    For further reading take a look at:

    The Flexible City, Sustainable Solutions for a Europe in Transition by Tom Bergevoet and Maarten van Tuijl

    Urban Challenges, Resilient Solutions: Design Thinking for the Future of Urban Regions by Franz Ziegler, Guido van Eijck, Ady Steketee, Thijs van Spaandonk, Saskia Naafs, Marieke Kums, Willemijn Lofvers

    • 32 min
    Net Zero | Carbon Neutral Housing in Australia

    Net Zero | Carbon Neutral Housing in Australia

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. 

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Jay van Rijn, who is Senior Carbon & Renewables Manager - Australia and New Zealand at South Pole to discuss the benefits of carbon neutral housing and the steps that need to be taken to ensure broad-scale delivery and retrofitting of carbon neutral housing in Australia.  

    For further reading and resources take a look at:

    Climate Active

    Green Building Council Australia, Green Star Homes

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Road to a Resilient, Zero-Carbon Future

    South Pole Australia 

    • 29 min
    The Right to Housing | Addressing the Needs Based Housing Crisis

    The Right to Housing | Addressing the Needs Based Housing Crisis

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions.

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Jeanette Large, CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives to discuss the scale of the needs based housing crisis, and ways in which it can be addressed.

    There are over 80,000 people on the wait list for social housing in Victoria, with the state having the lowest proportion of social housing relative to total housing stock in Australia.

    It is estimated that the Victorian government would need to build 6,000 new social housing units a year for a decade to make up for the shortage.

    Women are significantly impacted by a severe shortage in needs based housing, with a lack of safe, secure housing entrenching socio-economic instability for women fleeing domestic violence, single mothers and older women in particular.

    This episode examines the path forward for policy and investment to increase supply in the needs based housing sector. 

    • 25 min
    A New Approach | The Story of Nightingale 2.0

    A New Approach | The Story of Nightingale 2.0

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. 

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and James Legge, Founding Director of Six Degrees Architects to talk about the story of Nightingale 2.0 in Fairfield, Melbourne.

    The Nightingale Model has received a lot of attention for promising a sustainable, accessible future for housing in Australian cities, however no project is immune from the complexities of financing, urban planning requirements and construction challenges.

    This episode takes a look at how Nightingale 2.0, the second project delivered under the Nightingale Housing Model came to be.

    For further reading take a look at:

    The Local Project, Environmentally, Economically and Socially Responsive Housing - Nightingale 2.0 by HIP V. HYPE and Six Degrees Architects

    • 42 min
    The Davison Collaborative | Lessons Learnt on Collaborative Housing Development

    The Davison Collaborative | Lessons Learnt on Collaborative Housing Development

    Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions.  

    In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Chris Gilbert, Director of architectural practice, Archier to discuss the lessons learnt on collaborative housing development in Melbourne.

    As house prices continue to rise, many Australians are struggling to break into the property market.

    Alternative models of housing ownership have emerged in popular discourse over the last few years as a solution to a housing market that is excluding the participation of so many in our community. But are alternative housing models really the answer to housing affordability?

    In this episode we take a look at the Collaborative Development Model by HIP V. HYPE and the model’s first completed project, The Davison Collaborative. 

    For further reading take a look at:

    Better Together: Exploring Collaborative Housing in Australia by Anna Cumming in Sanctuary Magazine Issue 51

    The Design Files, Meet the Davison Collaborative

    • 42 min

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