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Four charts which should worry you about rising house prices and inequality

In the US, only a lucky few can afford to invest and take an income from assets such as housing. These four charts show why this matters.

Housing first for homeless people in Norway

Homeless persons in Norway can now choose how and where they want to live.

Cities will die if cars dominate

Cities continue to be planned with little comprehension or care for what makes them vibrant and attractive, says a renowned Danish architect.

Causes of US housing bubble

Subprime loans and restrictions on the housing market were major contributors to the housing bubble that struck America.

High-rise housing blocks – from bright vision to concrete hell

Opinions about suburban housing complexes have changed radically in the past 40 years.

Calls for more passive houses

If all Norwegians completely renovated their houses, vast amounts of electricity could be saved and used elsewhere, estimates show.

Rural flats wanted

Detached homes dot the sparsely populated Norwegian countryside. But it would be wise to build with more variation in the rural housing market.

Changing climate can change building standards

Roofs in Norway have to be built to hold up under heavy loads of snow. But a warmer climate and less snow might mean a change in building standards for roofs that have to be built to last a century.

Privatised rental market inflates costs

Renting a flat in Oslo’s privatised real estate market is more expensive than in Stockholm and Copenhagen, where costs and rents are regulated. The two different Scandinavian systems each have their advantages and drawbacks.