30 Sep '16, 7pm

The best explanation ever about why change in our cities is so slow

The best explanation ever about why change in our cities is so slow

President Obama recently released a Housing Development Toolkit, in an attempt to solve the affordable housing crisis facing so many cities these days. It is a fascinating document that addresses so many of the issues we have discussed in TreeHugger regarding density, transportation and zoning. It concludes: The growing severity of undersupplied housing markets is jeopardizing housing affordability for working families, increasing income inequality by reducing less-skilled workers’ access to high-wage labor markets, and stifling GDP growth by driving labor migration away from the most productive regions. It is a wonderful report that says all the right things and pushes all the right buttons, just as many planners and writers and urban thinkers have been saying for years. And it will go absolutely nowhere, as so many other great plans have over the last century and a half....

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