Future Left Podcast Ep. 36: The Rent is Too Damn High and This Apartment is Too Damn Small
Urban rents are rising--and fast. Meanwhile wages are stagnating. This week's conversation focuses on the affordable housing crisis that's being felt across the nation. Some are turning to compact living options like "Tiny homes" or "Micro apartments." But is this an effective response to the broader crisis? Shout out to Socrates (You'll see).
Things we read:
The Trials of Socrates (NYT): http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/realestate/so-you-think-your-place-is-small.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2
Curbed sums up the broader crisis: http://www.curbed.com/2016/5/19/11713134/affordable-housing-policy-rent-apartments
New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/are-micro-apartments-a-good-solution-to-the-affordable-housing-crisis
Fast Company: https://www.fastcoexist.com/3063680/designing-a-san-francisco-with-the-100000-new-housing-units-the-city-needs
3d-Print this house: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/08/3d-printed-houses_n_5773408.html