August 12, 2016 2:02 AM Subscribe
Why Tokyo is the land of rising home construction but not prices - "The city had more housing starts in 2014 than the whole of England. Can Japan's capital offer lessons to other world cities?" (via)
- Tokyo may have found the solution to soaring housing costs - "Tokyo housing prices have barely risen in 20 years. Here's how they did it."*
- Building more housing keeps rents low - "Tokyo, Japan's capital city, has a growing population of over 13 million people but house prices have hardly increased in twenty years. Why?"*
- San Francisco: A City of Bridges or Walls? - "The Economist's cover story, 'Drawbridges Up', highlights a new political phenomenon that's upending traditional right-left lines in the West: the debate between open and closed societies."*
- San Francisco Progressives Declare War on Affordable Housing - "Opposition to high-density housing is the ultimate in misguided Nimbyism."
- California's tax, land use policies allow too much value to get absorbed into land, housing - "The San Francisco tech boom will be undone by physical world constraints -- housing, infrastructure, labor."
- Silicon Valley is getting so expensive that even lawyers can't afford to live there - "The average house in Palo Alto costs 13 times the national average."*
- The Typical Home in San Jose Now Costs More Than $1 Million - "Rising home prices and growing affordability concerns showed no signs of abating in the second quarter, as San Jose, Calif. became the first city where the price of a typical home eclipses $1 million."*
- A growing shortage of affordable rental housing - "There is not a single state where a full-time worker earning the minimum wage can rent a market-rate one-bedroom apartment for 30 percent or less of their income, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. And more than 11 million households spend more than half of their income on rent."*
- Lopsided Housing Rebound Leaves Millions of People Out in the Cold - "Federal tax policy should quit subsidizing homeownership relative to renting. It's bad policy and quite regressive."*
- Innovative Approaches to Solving the Housing Crisis - "Guys, even the Fed is saying California needs more housing."*
- To Cut Down Poverty, Cut Down the Cost of Living - "A basic principle of finance could yield big wins for U.S. cities, according to a new policy agenda."*
- What if every city looked like Tokyo? - "A Japanese architect has Tokyo-ified six famous metropolises."*
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