Best Of London, Housing | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: What Can Be Done About London's Housing Crisis?

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London.

We hear about it all the time, but how much of a crisis is London's housing really in? When was it last this bad? What are the causes and what solutions can be implemented? This week N Quentin Woolf talks to three experts, Oxford University's Professor Danny Dorling, author of books such as Inequality And The 1%; Alex Hilton, director of campaign group Generation Rent; and David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation.

This is the first of a two-part special podcast on this important issue. Please do let us know your thoughts via Twitter @londonistsound and @londonist or in the comments. We'd love to hear your experiences and what you think can be done to solve the problems.

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Peter Smith

Some good thoughts there. But notable that none of them opted for the one policy that would have the biggest benefit: Land Value Tax.


Great podcast, well worth listening to. Interesting ideas, but how do we get this on the political agenda? Which party leader will admit they need to bring London house prices down?


Always good to hear an expert on housing & its limited availability casually announce that he's got three children. See also several of our party leaders who forgot to stop at two.

NB that the FT's personal finance editor is the only journalist I've seen recently point out that it's absurd how worked up people get about their right to pass on their property which has increased hugely in value not due to their efforts to buy it so much as to their luck in right place, right time.