Affordable housing: profiles of five metropolitan cities

In an economy characterized by ever-increasing metropolisation, one of the biggest challenges for public authorities is to provide affordable housing for new arrivals and local populations alike. As purely market-based development will always tend to benefit those at the top of the social ladder and displace those at the bottom (or worse, render them homeless), metropolitan governments must intervene to avoid potentially catastrophic social issues.

The recent report “Affordable Housing: Profiles of Five Metropolitan Cities,” commissioned by Metropolis, Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities  and the City of Montréal, portrays five different metropolitan governments’ (Metropolis members Berlin, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur and Montréal, as well as Singapore) approaches to deal with the issue, and was presented yesterday at the World Cities Summit’s Mayors Forum in Medellín.

The report is available in English, Spanish and French

Metropolis, Centre For Liveable Cities,Montreal City

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