Supply and Demand

Washington, D.C. joins Denver and Seattle as locations credited with slowing the rising cost of housing by building an abundant new supply of residential units.
Yesterday   Greater Greater Washington
Denver just joined Seattle in an exclusive club: high demand cities with flattening or falling rents.
Jan 27, 2016   The Denver Post
A housing market analyst finds that traditional models do a poor job of measuring supply and demand, which makes it very difficult to know how much supply is needed to meet demand.
Dec 21, 2015   Pieria
Planners and community development housing activists and professionals need to start thinking about housing policy as "both...and." It is not reasonable to couch housing policy as either unfettered building or only rent.
Dec 16, 2015   Shelterforce/Rooflines
Paul Krugman, one of the most influential voices of liberal policy in the United States, has identified a culprit in the U.S. affordability crisis: over-regulation.
Nov 30, 2015   The New York Times
In an insightful article, William Fulton unpacks the supply-demand cycle driving costs skyward in certain areas. To address the problem, new construction needs an unprecedented level of diversity.
Aug 18, 2015   California Planning & Development Report
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Aug 7, 2015   Human Transit
Blog Post
In an excellent blog post, Reuben Duarte explained that many big-city zoning disputes involve a conflict of visions: a "preservation camp" favors preserving neighborhood character at all costs, while an "affordability camp" favors construction of Blog Post
Aug 5, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
Jul 4, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
An article in Governing argues that increased housing supply in Bricknell has helped keep down the costs of housing in adjacent neighborhoods like Overtown and Little Havana.
Jun 29, 2015   Governing
Blog Post
It will come as no surprise when I say that the debate in San Francisco over housing is, well, heated. Blog Post
Jun 4, 2015   By Reuben Duarte