The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.
Renting a house shouldn't mean it's not home. Until we change our meaning of home by separating it from ownership, we will never be able to "fix" Australia’s housing crisis.
For decades, the alternative weekly's photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital's housing crisis.
Shared equity models have a dual benefit of making home ownership affordable for people on modest incomes and freeing up scarce social housing for other households in need.
More and more housing in city-centres is being bought or built for the short-term rental market.
More homes, more homes, more homes. What about less elbow room instead?
The collapse of an obscure corner of the financial market a decade ago foreshadowed the Great Recession. The stock-market swoon in February should offer a similar warning.
Catastrophic increases in opioid overdose deaths across Canada require a broad response -- tackling housing, food and income insecurity as well as the contaminated drug supply.
Only the national government can solve the housing crisis – but local authorities can make a big difference in their communities.
The Martin Place camp and others like it should make us uncomfortable. We live in a system that creates and tolerates homelessness.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.
Owning a home has deep cultural and economic connotations. A home owner is a member of a street, a community. They are a successful adult human. They own a piece of the pie, the dream.
Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
In the second part of our review of what The Conversation experts have to say about housing, we focus on affordability, social housing and what government can do about a growing crisis.
Housing experts writing for The Conversation largely agree on the government policies that are causing negative distortions in the market and the wider economy. And supply is not the key concern.
The symptoms are clear, but the cure will remain elusive until we recognise the many sources of the problem.
The housing supply solution our leaders are advocating will only work if affordability is simply a problem of supply. In fact, Australia is almost a world leader in rates of new housing production.
Weak state policies, which lack clear targets and mechanisms for providing more and better affordable housing, are part of the problem. Victoria still doesn't have an affordable housing strategy.
It's not in developers' interests to flood the market with new housing – so will the government step in?