Between the two world wars, Vienna undertook one of the most ambitious public housing programmes ever. That effort is still credited with maintaining affordability a century later.
Much depends on control of the Senate, but the administration may have a few tools of its own to encourage cities to change their land-use rules.
A group of housing advocates are hoping a new referendum will transfer ownership of a quarter of a million apartments to the people.
Developers of projects throughout the city have clashed with neighbourhood activists who fear that rezoning will exacerbate gentrification trends already under way.
The demand for safe and stable homes is growing around the world, as are the risks of continuing carbon-intensive forms of construction. But there are ideas to meet housing and climate needs simultaneously.
Even prior to Covid-19, multigenerational living was on the rise in countries like the US. Finding and purchasing houses that are suited to this style of habitation is often needlessly difficult.
Surbana Jurong has signed contracts to do city master plans in ten African countries. Why is the continent relying on outside firms to map its future?
The Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened up some already pressing questions about affordable housing.