The Cast of Confluence: Ideas for Solving Columbus’ Housing Crisis

As Deputy Director of Housing Strategies for the City of Columbus, Erin Prosser wakes up every day thinking about housing in the city. In today’s episode, we discuss strategies for dealing with NIMBYism, the importance of non-business partners when we think about housing, why housing should be considered infrastructure, and how how we can scale our systems to align with our priorities. .

As a bonus this week, we have an additional conversation with entrepreneur David Hunegnaw about a possible micro-solution to density: renting the lawn.

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