International students embracing Brisbane’s low-density lifestyle

17 Aug 2018

International students from Asia prefer the low-density lifestyle they’ve experienced in Brisbane, according to a University of Queensland study.

The research, by Dr Dorina Pojani and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate Jack Kerstens, involved face-to-face interviews with students who had previously lived in dense high-rise settings in crowded cities like Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Pojani said that 68 per cent of those interviewed revealed the benefits of living in low-density cities included greater housing affordability, privacy, peacefulness and better access to open space.

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