Emma Durand-Wood makes the point that the heart of the infill matter is about welcoming new neighbours. This includes homeowners and tenants, singles and couples, young and old alike, with distinct housing for their varying needs. Far too often, the media’s discourse on the case for infill is impersonal and abstract talk about business and investment.
The heart of the matter, however, is the need to build housing for our fellow residents, with their varying needs, circumstances and means in mind. This includes owner-occupied AND rental housing construction. Despite what some pundits may believe, we’re not “all homeowners”. Choice and variety in housing is important.