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This report presented a practice change strategy focused on a household related unsustainable practice. This practice is summarised in the increasing inefficiency in living space utilisation in Melbourne for a certain household sector, where large percentage of empty nesters choose to continue living in the same houses with the same space arrangement, though the structure of their families has changed. Reasons restraining many empty nesters from downsizing to smaller houses are varied, and they are driven by different social, physical and economical factors as highlighted in the report. To present the strategy, the report was divided into two main parts:
Section 1: Rationale and analysis of the practice
Section 2 Rationale for and the design of the strategy
It concluded with highlighting the limitations of the strategy and the areas that need special concern.