60 minutes | Apr 23, 2014

Unpacking the London housing crisis

Featuring Paul Cheshire, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics, and specialist in the economic effects of the planning system. Topics covered Inelasticity of housing supply The green belt and sprawl Congestion charging and transit-oriented development Intergenerational economic warfare (owners vs. renters) NIMBY: Generalised benefits to development, local costs Government loans to homebuilders Help to buy: economic absurdity and political opportunism Infrastructure spending in Cambridge Garden cities
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