Hidden Cities is a podcast about the invisible infrastructure that shapes our urban spaces and experiences.

Series 1 of Hidden Cities focuses on housing affordability. In each episode, an expert explains how a policy or economic approach impacts housing affordability, to make these often complex policies understandable. 

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There's never been a period - as far as I can tell - where there was a kind of pure ‘good’ use of zoning that was later corrupted. I think it's always been a manifestation of the politics of the time and place in which it's in.
Samuel Stein 

Kate Raynor is a research fellow at the University of Melbourne with expertise in affordable housing, high density housing and urban consolidation. 
Samuel Stein is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, and author of the book Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Esate State

Inclusionary zoning is a land use planning intervention that creates incentives or mandates for developers to provide a certain percentage of affordable housing dwellings. Inclusionary zoning is often cited as a solution to improve access to housing, but how much impact can this planning policy have? This episode discusses the potentials and limitations of incluzionary zoning in both Melbourne and New York. 

Understand Inclusionary Zoning - AHURI 
Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State