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Rethinking the Housing Crisis:
Beyond Supply-Demand Dogma

May 7, 2024, 6:30pm



  • Patrick Condon - Professor Urban Planning, Author. University of British Columbia

  • Cameron Murray - Economist, Author, New Economist Thinking, Australia

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti - Architect, Author, founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)



  • Aaron Elstein - Senior Reporter, Crain's New York Business

Join us online on May 7, 2024 at 6:30pm for our webinar "Rethinking the Housing Crisis:
Beyond Supply-Demand Dogma"

The ongoing debate on how to address the housing crisis will be the central focus of discussion. While some argue that the only solution lies in increasing housing supply, others believe that the supply-demand paradigm is not the answer to this complex issue. 

Following the panel discussion, panelists will answer questions from the audience.


Cameron Murray

Dr Murray specializes in the economics of property and housing systems, natural resource management and corruption, but is broadly interested in how societies organize, invest and progress. He regularly communicates economic ideas at his one-man think-tank Fresh Economic Thinking. If you want to understand the economics of housing markets and why everyone claims to want affordable housing, but no one wants cheap housing, then his new book The Great Housing Hijack is for you.


Patrick Condon

Patrick Condon is the James Taylor chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the founding chair of the UBC Urban Design program.

Innovative in his approach, Patrick champions public engagement as a cornerstone of sustainable community development.  Most recently, his partnership with the City of North Vancouver resulted in the development of a visionary 100-year plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2107, garnering prestigious awards for their pioneering efforts in urban sustainability. He is the author of Broken City, published May 6, 2024.

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Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect, author, public thought leader, and the founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), a design studio dedicated to building ecological, equitable, and joyous communities. He is the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. His upcoming book, The Architecture of Urbanity: Designing for Nature, Culture, and Joy (Princeton University Press)  is a manifesto for architecture as a force for addressing our biggest social challenges.

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Aaron Elstein

Aaron Elstein is a senior reporter for Crain's New York Business, focusing on commercial and residential real-estate. He has extensively covered Penn Station and infrastructure projects. He has been covering this beat since 1996. Prior to joining Crain's New York Business in 2003, he wrote "Heard on the Street" columns for the Wall Street Journal, covered bank mergers for American Banker, and began his reporting career covering downstate Illinois graft and corruption for Illinois Times in Springfield. His extensive body of work, including articles, columns, and blogs, has earned him numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Alliance of Area Business Publications, and the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. Aaron resides in Washington Heights with his wife and son.

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