EUROPE - Affordable housing is becoming scarce in European cities.
While many politicians and developers suggest the housing crisis could be solved by building new apartments, there is an underlying problem: not only the rent and property prices are rising, but so are the prices of land.
Where can we still build affordable housing? Who owns the land that remains unused? And how much common land have cities lost over time – selling it off at low prices to largely unknown companies?
A team of investigative, local and data journalists organized within the Urban Journalism Network is investigating the dynamics of “ground control” in European capitals, starting with Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Prague.
- Berlins explodierende Bodenpreise machen Wohnungsbau unbezahlbar, Der Tagesspiegel, Urban Journalism 02/11/2023.
- Nog 1,2 miljoen vierkante meter publieke grond in Brussels gewest, Apache, Urban Journalism 02/11/2023.
- Publiek grondbezit als hefboom voor betaalbaar wonen in Brussels gewest, Apache, Urban Journalism 02/11/2023.
- Wie bezit Brussel?, Apache, Urban Journalism 02/11/2023.
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