lokisnow Posted August 29, 2015 Share Posted August 29, 2015 Housing is becoming one of the major political issues of USA coastal cities. Historically, progressives allied with conservative homeowners against density, development and displacement. The progressive housing coalition largely formed to combat the egregious tonedeaf overreaches by the central planning of federal governments interstate highway system in the late 60s and early 70s. However, that has created a legacy: today's urban housing crisis (a catastrophic lack of supply of housing both cheap and expensive and everything in between leading to equally catastrophic increases in the cost of all housing). For various reasons that political coalition is rapidly breaking down, leading to changes in policy and positions of various progressive subgroups. I found this article pretty anazing, and definitely worthy of debate and discussion here.https://thewpsa.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-progressive-ideological-coalition-and-the-crisis-of-housing-affordability-in-san-francisco/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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