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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

From London to Lagos, housing costs are creating financial stress for a large share of the world’s urban residents, largely reflecting an extreme imbalance in supply and demand. It will take a dramatic increase in the number of available housing units to achieve greater affordability, but progress has been elusive.

MGI has focused solely on supply-side solutions that address three challenges: making land available, removing barriers, and making the construction sector more productive.

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Jaan Mischke, MGI partner; Mohamed Bin Moammar, CEO of the national housing services company of Saudi Arabia; Phil Goff, mayor of Auckland, New Zealand; and Michael Tubbs, mayor of Stockton, California discuss innovation in housing affordability before an audience of mayors and city officials from around the world at CityLab Paris, October 25, 2017. Photo © Melanie Leigh Wilbur

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