Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Developing public lands for af

Developing public lands for affordable homes

A radical solution is taking root in the magnificent landscapes of the American West, where growing demand for housing collides with huge state-owned trust lands. States are looking for creative ways to repurpose these lands, which were originally earmarked to fund schools and local communities, to Read More...

Empty strip commercial spaces with parking lots in front

This is how strip malls could provide a solution to the housing crisis

From San Jose, California, until San Francisco along El Camino Real you can find stretches a six-lane road outfitted with an endless stretch of strip malls and enormous parking lots. In its current state, the street doesn’t necessarily welcome pedestrians to walk alongside it, as it has been Read More...

This startup wants to turn you

This startup wants to turn your garage or backyard into a tiny housing unit

To solve LA’s massive shortage of housing, a new startup is helping people take advantage of the county’s 250,000 underused two-car garages (and its hundreds of thousands of backyards). The startup, United Dwelling, helps homeowners to build a new apartment or living space on their property for Read More...

The Netherlands could use its

The Netherlands could use its woodlands to solve its housing crisis

The Netherlands is struggling to keep pace with its need for new homes and the materials needed for them. To solve this issue, the country believes it has found an answer in its own woodlands.  According to renowned architect Marco Vermeulen, the Netherlands could build a million new homes from Read More...

Tiny Houses hit the amazon shelf

Shipping your shelter: Amazon joins the tiny house movement

More and more families are seeking out smaller living spaces and pursuing minimalism for lower environmental impact and clarity of mind. And now, with many jurisdictions lowering the bar on building accessory dwelling units on lots zoned for single-family homes, building a small house in your Read More...

Why taxing empty apartments ca

Why taxing empty apartments can help solve housing shortages in major cities

Many expensive cities around the world are suffering from a housing crisis as more and more people move towards these sprawling metropolises. Strangely enough, these cities tend to have lots of unoccupied homes that are either used as investment properties or second homes. This is the case in Read More...