The key to solving the housing crisis lies not in the houses themselves but in the land beneath them. ‘Affordable Land’ (or ‘community land’) is an innovative form of land lease that precludes speculation, and so allows councils to make land available as a low-cost platform for society and the economy. In effect, it creates a new, affordable form of home ownership and will allow citizens, communities and housing associations to build hundreds of thousands of high-quality, low-energy homes.
Authors Alastair Parvin, Open Systems Lab
Andy Reeve, DemoDev
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