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Why is the US residential model untouchable and unquestionable?

In the past I asked a question about the environmental impact of the the US residential model. Some users replied that such residential model was inherited from the past, that it was too late to ...
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What government tools available to Canada to deal with population growth?

Any country that is experiencing population growth has to plan for building new cities but Canada has no plans nor capital investments to build new cities. Egypt employed its military to build a new ...
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What would be the driving political force behind pushes to ban no fault evictions?

Landlords are professionally organized into trade bodies like the NRLA, and quite well at that. Tenants are more rag tag and grassroots although tenant rights groups like shelter are also reasonably ...
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How can the way the council tax amount is calculated be changed?

I read recently, but forgot where, that someone is saying that the current system of how council tax is calculated isn't fair, and it should be a percentage of the property value. I was wondering how ...
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Are there countries where secondary home ownership is banned?

New Zealand was recently in the news due to soaring house prices (highest 20 year increase in the OECD) despite a foreign buyer ban and a nearly complete ban on new immigrants since March 2020. ...
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Why isn't there more public housing in the United States?

According to my research, there are 139 million homes in the United States, and 1.3 million are owned by public housing authorities. It seems to me that more public housing could be possible solution ...
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Are there any US politicians that want to reduce housing prices?

Over the last year, the Federal Reserve has propping up the already historically high housing market by purchasing/backing trillions of dollars of mortgages, preventing a decline in house prices like ...
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Where can I find details of conference report that restricted construction of new public housing units, and was added to H.R.4194?

The published law for H.R.4194 includes the restriction of building public housing units [[Page 112 STAT. 2556]] ``(3) Limitation on new construction.-- ``(A) In general.--...
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Conservative Party UK - House building paradox

The Conservative party in the UK are supposedly the party of free markets and yet, when it comes to housing, they seem comfortable declaring that they (the government) will build X thousand new homes ...
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Why were housing cooperatives prohibited in The Netherlands until 2015?

In a housing cooperative the residents of an apartment block jointly own the building as a cooperative and pay rent to their own organisation, which is democratically controlled by all residents/...
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Where does the AfD stand on rental price freezes?

It seems to me that the SPD is largely in favor of such measures (rental price freezes) while the CDU generally opposes them. Does the AfD have an identifiable position on this matter? (I think this ...
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Is the cap on rental prices in Berlin lower than the average price in some Eastern Europe capitals? If so, what justifies this level?

I could be wrong about this, but it seems to me that the 9.8 euros/sq.m. that appears to be recently imposed cap on rentals in Berlin is lower than the average rental price for housing in Prague 13 ...
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Why did Berlin freeze the rent prices as opposed to letting the market set the price?

This EuroNews article tells us about the Berlin freezing of rent prices: Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial ...
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Is there a correlation between high rents and high levels of *legal* immigrants?

There is currently a widely-spread opinion that rents in San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rising too fast. I don't think Chicago (among others) is sharing in this trend. It has a similar ...
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Is there a feasible route by which UK housing can be made more affordable without devastating the housebuilding sector and its employees?

This question is prompted by a comment on the radio today, in which it was stated that house prices in the UK are about 10x average earnings (compared to the historically safe ratio for a mortage of ...
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What democratic systems exist that successfully tackle NIMBYism?

As explained by Wikipedia: NIMBY (an acronym for the phrase "Not In My Back Yard"), or Nimby (as a word, instead of an acronym), is a pejorative characterization of opposition by residents to a ...
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Have any cities (with a good economy) managed to prevent rapid increases in real estate costs?

Cities like London, Paris or Tel Aviv experience frequent complaints about the cost of real estate. Some blame speculators, others blame rich oligarchs from abroad, others say not enough new buildings ...
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Why did local authorities in England and Wales stop building homes?

From the 1970s–1980s, UK government local authorities stopped building homes: (Source: BBC News) Or, with raw figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government spreadsheet, ...
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