Foreign investment should be viewed as another form of housing demand in cities - and not a bad one.
An interview with Sonja Trauss and Brent Gaisford
As with the car market, the creation of new housing means used housing can filter down, to be bought or rented by lower income groups.
Big companies used to run their own monopoly towns. Now they take a more incremental approach to city development.
What is Market Urbanism? – a podcast interview with Michael Lewyn & Ryan Avent
The bureaucracy favors single-family homes over condos, and for no good reason.
Activists who stop housing projects because they're imperfect are basically siding with Nimbys who want to block housing altogether.
And it's not just one regulation that made the city expensive. It's all of them.
California and Oregon both consider state housing bills that will allow dense development near transit. Can this become model housing legislation elsewhere?
Many planners have their minds made up on which cities do and don't work. But multiple factors make the debate complicated.
I took a 3-year, 30-city cross-country tour to study American cities. Here's what I learned along the way about our nation's demography, housing and culture.
Zoning reform is evolving from an economics issue into a social justice issue.
In installment #7 of the America's Progressive Developers series, a Memphis arts non-profit turns a gargantuan former Sears warehouse into a "vertical urban village."
Home prices are growing higher and faster in Austin than other Texas cities. The cause is regulation.
The Bay Area would likely be denser - and a lot more urbanized.
LA's real housing booms took place decades ago.
Of course suburbs grow more than central cities. They encompass vastly more land mass.
A new report shows that regulations stopping outward housing expansion are crippling urbanization worldwide.
Hyper-local government is good in many cases. But not for housing policy.
Countries grow more prosperous as they urbanise - but not if the state gets in the way.
Portland's UGB limits development in the suburbs right around the city. This appears to be causing leapfrog sprawl throughout the larger metro.
Canadian lumber is integral to the U.S. housing market. Will sticking duties on it hurt U.S. homebuyers?
Another case where regulations shape how buildings must look.
Unlike a lot of U.S. metros, different cities across greater Miami are building densely along the waterfront.