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Supply and Demand

August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
July 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.
The Sydney Morning Herald
June 5, 2019, 7am PDT
The construction industry is building less "attainable housing" than demanded by the market.
Forbes
May 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Miami doesn’t get as much attention as cities like New York City and San Francisco for the cost of housing, but 61 percent of renters in the city are cost-burdened, and 71 percent of the city's residents are residents.
Smart Cities Dive
March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
December 18, 2018, 5am PST
All over the country, housing markets are faced with too much supply, too little supply, and just the right of supply.
Brookings
October 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Increasing numbers of renters, at all income levels, and in all U.S. metropolitan areas, are competing for a dwindling supply of rental units, according to a new analysis.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2018, 10am PDT
The findings of a new report might run counter to common perceptions about Cleveland's shrinking population. Downtown Cleveland could, and should, provide more housing opportunities, according to the report.
The Plain Dealer
August 7, 2018, 7am PDT
"Prices will march on as they have," even if regulations relax to allow more housing supply in the market, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve.
Forbes
August 2, 2018, 7am PDT
In Washington D.C., ZIP code 20003 is split into two distinct areas: fiercely preserved Capitol Hill and the construction-heavy Capitol Riverfront. But where are rents skyrocketing, and what factors go into that equation?
Greater Greater Washington
July 29, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Philadelphia shows that not all affordability crises are created with the same mix of supply and demand.
PlanPhilly
July 24, 2018, 10am PDT
The market is working, according to City Observatory's take on data finding declining rents in the city of Portland.
City Observatory
July 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reuters
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
July 11, 2018, 6am PDT
A city known for relatively low rents is gaining an influx of market rate and luxury rental units.
Montreal Gazette
June 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
A report on multi-family construction around the country explains why the rent is rising so slowly in the Dallas area despite large employment gains.
The Dallas Morning News
April 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Some oppose housing on the grounds that building in expensive cities just makes more homes for rich people. According to and, while there's some truth to that, adding housing beats the alternative.
Vox
April 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Housing prices soared in Germany in 2017, but one city outpaced the world.
Quartz