The Cato Institute and Next American City jointly hosted a panel discussion about housing and development policy in American cities. For several decades, U.S. policymakers have grappled with how to make housing more affordable for more people. In the past year, several new books have claimed that various government tools, such as zoning and subsidies, have limited people’s access to desirable, affordable housing—while other leading thinkers have suggested that markets alone will not create socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable communities. With a shared goal of creating livable, affordable communities for all people—but diverging ideas of how to get there—the panel gave voice to a range of perspectives on the hotly debated issue of how to shape 21st-century American cities.
Read more and see video at The Death and Life of Affordable Housing | Cato Institute: Policy Forum.