City strategies for affordable housing: the approaches of Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Gothenburg

  title={City strategies for affordable housing: the approaches of Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Gothenburg},
  author={Anna Granath Hansson},
  journal={International Journal of Housing Policy},
  pages={119 - 95}
  • Anna Granath Hansson
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • History, Economics
  • International Journal of Housing Policy
Affordable housing has emerged as a key concept in housing policy in a wide range of countries. Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm, and Gothenburg are all experiencing population growth and changing demographics; housing construction has lagged demand, leading to housing shortage and to increased housing costs. This article provides a detailed case study on institutional prerequisites and political strategies to increase affordable housing supply. The four cities focus on traditional housing policy… 
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