City for all #2

Land reform now!

Strongly growing population numbers in the agglomerations - combined with the ECB's low-interest policy - have led to rapidly rising land prices in major German cities in recent years. There is insufficient provision for subsidised housing, and properties owned by municipalities have been sold rather than developed in recent decades. Against such a backdrop, what kind of control oriented towards the common good might it take to remove the ground from speculation? What instruments do municipalities have at their disposal, what measures are necessary and what approaches do cities take today?

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last updated on: 10.16.2019