Emily Badger writes in the Washington Post about a problem that is not (gasp) confined to Vancouver. She has invited a group of academics, activists and planners (wonks all) to the discussion.
This question — how do we make room in highly desirable cities for everyone — gets at a defining problem of our times. And even experts (economists, sociologists and land-use scholars) don’t agree on the best answer. So we asked several of them to hash out the debate further for us here: What happens to housing affordability when we build more housing that’s not subsidized? Do the laws of supply and demand really apply here?