Thursday Readings – London Housing Crisis, the Green Belt, and the height restrictions

  • The Economist reports on the growing housing crisis in London. And on the urban “regeneration” projects that push low- or middle-income tenants out of central London. Link here.
  • The Global Urbanist argues in favor of lifting the London Green Belt’s building restrictions.
  • But rather than building on the Green Belt, what about building taller in London? The Guardian argues that taller buildings (e.g. in Canary Wharf) have not prevented rising transaction prices… but these are commercial buildings, not residential developments.
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