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Article cityobservatory.org

The end of the housing supply debate (maybe) - City Observatory (2017)


The City Observatory is a study of modern-day cities and urban development practices. Slowly, the rhetorical battle is being won, as affordable housing advocates acknowledge mo...

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Article sfgate.com

Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth - SFGate (2017)


SEATTLE (AP) - Housing prices are soaring here thanks to the tech industry, but the boom comes with a consequence: A surge in homelessness marked by 400 unauthorized tent camps ...

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7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe | TED - TED


More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we bui...

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Article fastcompany.com

A Former Chicago Project Will Become A Museum Dedicated To Public Housing - Fast Company (2018)


The space will tell the stories of three families who once lived in the building, and host events to engage visitors in much-needed discussions around affordable housing and equ...

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Article nytimes.com

The Democrats’ Gentrification Problem - Opinion | The New York Times


Allies on Election Day, the two wings of the Democratic Party are growing further estranged in other aspects of their lives...

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Article citylab.com

How Many Years of Income Does a Home in Your City Cost? - CityLab - CityLab


The rule of thumb is that the cost of your house should equal roughly 2.6 years of income. But in some U.S. cities, home prices are almost 10 times what the median household earns.

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Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze - The New York Times


Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings.

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Article huffingtonpost.com

The City That's Built An Affordable Housing Paradise - HuffPost (2018)


Public housing is the accommodation of last resort in the U.S. Not so in Austria's capital city.

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The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market : NPR - NPR.org


Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that me...

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Article local10.com

Can't afford Miami? 'Magic City' one of most unaffordable housing cities in U.S. - WPLG (2018)


Residents are proud of Miami for a bunch of things, being one of the least affordable cities when it comes to housing is not one of them.

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Cost of Living Index 2018 Mid-Year


Rankings: Cost of Living Index, Restaurant Prices Index, Transportation Price Index, Grocery Price Index, Local Purchasing Power Index, ...

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How Airbnb is squeezing Toronto’s housing market – VICE News - VICE News


In the midst of a mounting rental crisis, the city is still unable to enforce rules that would limit ghost hotels.

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Article citylab.com

There's New Research Behind the Contention that Airbnb Raises Rents || CityLab - CityLab


A preliminary analysis of 100 U.S. metro areas suggests Airbnb bears at least some responsibility for soaring housing costs.

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What Airbnb Did to New York City's Housing Market - CityLab - CityLab


Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.

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Berlin Builds an Arsenal of Ideas to Stage a Housing Revolution - CityLab - CityLab


Will Karl Marx Allee Spark Berlin's Housing Revolution? The proposals might seem radical—from banning huge corporate landlords to freezing rents for five years—but polls show...

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Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes - Vox


Vox Published on Aug 15, 2018 When houses are the size of parking spaces. Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affor...

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Article japantimes.co.jp

Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces | The Japan Times - The Japan Times


Twenty-five-year-old Sotaro Ito lives in a 9.46-square-meter apartment with a loft in the capital's retro-hip Koenji district. His apartment looks more lik

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Article nytimes.com

Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing: Libraries - The New York Times


Other cities have combined books and subsidized housing, but the outgoing mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has embraced the concept with three striking new projects.

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Article reuters.com

Berlin approves 5-year rent freeze in German capital - Reuters 2019 - U.S.


The Berlin Senate on Tuesday approved a five-year rent freeze designed to tame soaring housing costs in the German capital, bowing to pressure from residents angry that their ci...

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Article a16z.com

The Housing Market is Killing the American Dream - Andreessen Horowitz - Andreessen Horowitz (2019)


Skyrocketing home prices are driving people away from opportunity. Now startups are attempting to reverse the trend through software.

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