Last night I had a great dinner with a couple other city planning PhD students. It may come as no surprise that cities were among the topics of discussion.
As we were trading our different plans for summer research, writing, biking, etc, I mentioned that I was eager to see how different cities treat affordable housing. Some cities, like Chapel Hill, have deliberate policies dedicated to affordability. Other places, like Philadelphia, have vast networks of nonprofits, churches, and community organizations that support affordability in their own ways. Continue reading