Do We Need to Develop More Market Rate Housing? Exploring the Concept of Filtering

Episode 35 June 06, 2023 00:31:29
Do We Need to Develop More Market Rate Housing? Exploring the Concept of Filtering
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Do We Need to Develop More Market Rate Housing? Exploring the Concept of Filtering

Jun 06 2023 | 00:31:29

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Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Welcome to Urban Planning is Not Boring, the podcast that explores the fascinating world of urban planning. In this episode, join your hosts Sam and Nat as they dive into a crucial concept in housing production: filtering. They explore why it is essential to produce housing at every income level, not solely focusing on affordable housing.

Sam and Nat discuss the mechanics of filtering, which refers to the natural process of housing becoming more affordable over time as newer, higher-cost units are built and older units become more affordable. They examine the benefits of maintaining a diverse mix of housing options in terms of income levels, including fostering social and economic diversity within neighborhoods.

Throughout the episode, Sam and Nat delve into the potential consequences of exclusively prioritizing affordable housing production, such as concentrating poverty and limiting housing choices for individuals across different income brackets. They emphasize the importance of striking a balance between affordable housing and market-rate housing, highlighting the role of urban planning in creating inclusive communities.

Tune in to this thought-provoking episode of Urban Planning is Not Boring as Sam and Nat shed light on the concept of filtering and explain why a holistic approach to housing production is crucial for vibrant and sustainable cities.

Sources: Everything you need to know about the affordable housing debate

How Filtering Increases Housing Affordability

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