29 February 2020

Charles S. Laven

The writer is President of Forsyth Street, an impact investment company, and an adjunct professor of real-estate development at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
  • The housing construction industry is highly fragmented, impeding its ability to take advantage of economies of scale. Photo: Bloomberg

    Four things to make housing more affordable

    - Nov 17, 2014 11:44am
    Providing decent, affordable housing is a growing challenge in developing and developed economies alike. With demand far exceeding supply, the adverse effects – on mobility, productivity, and growth – are (or will be) increasingly apparent. Fortunately,...