Innovations in Urban Housing

Promoting Affordability, Health, and Community

Most of the housing that has been built, and continues to be built, is premised on lifestyles, technology, and demographics of the past. As a result, a lot of the housing is unnecessarily expensive, unsustainable for the planet, unhealthy for its inhabitants, and not the type of housing today’s urbanites desire.

While there is no one innovation that will solve our housing crisis, cities need to look at both the existing housing stock and new methods of creating housing to answer the needs of today’s cities. This Big Picture editorial, presented by Citi, asks urban experts from around the world to comment on the new lifestyles, new financing mechanisms, and innovative construction and design services that are helping us meet the needs of the housing market.

Presented by

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
Richard Gerwitz
Managing Director, Co-Head, Citi Community Capital
Solving Our Housing Crisis One ADU at a Time
Solving Our Housing Crisis One ADU at a Time
Avital Aboody
Community + Policy Lead, LA-Más
The New Age of Public Affordable Housing: Salvation Lies Within
The New Age of Public Affordable Housing: Salvation Lies Within
Scott Alter
Co-Founder and Principal, Standard Communities

Jeffrey Jaeger
Co-Founder and Principal, Standard Communities
Solving the Housing Crisis Doesn’t Mean We Have to Destroy the Planet
Solving the Housing Crisis Doesn’t Mean We Have to Destroy the Planet
Olivia Caldwell
Principal, Affordable Housing Institute
A Shared Future for Housing
A Shared Future for Housing
Louise Carroll
Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Working Together to Achieve Housing Affordability for All Canadians
Working Together to Achieve Housing Affordability for All Canadians
Steffan Jones
Vice President of Innovation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Affordable Housing Where Land and Labor Is High?
Affordable Housing Where Land and Labor Is High?
Diana Lind
Housing Fellow, NewCities
Housing of Tomorrow
Housing of Tomorrow
François Pitti
Group Director, Strategic Marketing, Bouygues Construction
Homeownership Shouldn’t Be the Only Pathway to Financial Security
Homeownership Shouldn’t Be the Only Pathway to Financial Security
Jenny Schuetz
David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution
Co-Living: An Answer to Today’s Urban Housing Need?
Co-Living: An Answer to Today’s Urban Housing Need?
Ammr Vandal
U.S. Architecture Director, The Collective