By the end of this century the world's population will have increased by half, creating a housing problem that needs to be solved now.
Only the national government can solve the housing crisis – but local authorities can make a big difference in their communities.
In an attempt to speed up the planning process, the government has introduced a new law which could put Britain's heritage at risk.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.