I’m not all that familiar with Stockholm’s housing market, but according to this recent article, it would appear that, like most big cities, there isn’t enough affordable housing to go around. This is despite the fact that everyone in Sweden is technically entitled to it.… Read More
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Is better design the solution to NIMBYism?
Alexis Self has an opinion piece in today’s Monocle Minute (email newsletter) that deals with development in London and NIMBYism. Here’s an excerpt: Affluent, socially liberal city dwellers can be the most extreme Nimbys. But perhaps their ire wouldn’t be so fierce if what was… Read More
At what point does one start appreciating new housing?
When you look at some of the most iconic home designs from around the world — which Bloomberg CityLab has been doing — there are some trends that emerge. One of them has to do with desirability. Whether we’re talking about Stockholm or Montreal, a… Read More
From social housing to highly desirable in Stockholm
Feargus O’Sullivan is back with another Bloomberg CityLab article about “the iconic home designs that define our global cities.” In this recent article he focuses on the Barnrikehus of Stockholm (and also talks about Sweden’s housing market in general). Originally built in the 1930s, the… Read More
Stockholm’s congestion charge reduced car traffic by 20%
Stockholm has a congestion charge that is used to reduce traffic volumes in the center of the city. Toronto does not. We looked at it, actually fairly recently, but then we lost our nerve. Stockholm’s congestion charge was first implemented on a trial basis starting… Read More
738,000 single-family homes were built last year in the US
The New York Times recently published “a portrait of new single-family homes” in the US in 2016. Here’s that portrait: For those of those living in dense urban centers, this portrait is perhaps a reminder that in many other places a large single-family home can… Read More
Superstar or bubble?
“The term “bubble” refers to a substantial and sustained mispricing of an asset, the existence of which cannot be proved unless it bursts.” – UBS Last week UBS released its 2017 Global Real Estate Bubble Index. At the top of the list was none other… Read More
Residential population densities compared
The following diagrams were taken from LSE’s Urban Age website. I’ve sorted them from lowest to highest peak residential population density. In each case I’ve also included the year of the dataset. It’s amazing how much these simple extrusion diagrams can tell you about the… Read More
Guest Post: For whom the road tolls?
For those of who were following Architect This City during the Gardiner Expressway East debate here in Toronto, you might remember that Darren Davis (transport planner with Auckland Transport) wrote a guest post called, Three minutes that rule the world – Will demolishing the Gardiner… Read More
With Vancouver voting “no” to transit tax, could Hong Kong now serve as inspiration?
Hong kong subway ( central station ) by Renaud Maurouard on 500px https://500px.com/embed.js Earlier today it was announced that Metro Vancouver voted “no” to a 0.5% sales tax increase that would have been used to fund a $7.5 billion regional transportation plan. Roughly 62% of respondents… Read More