In today’s world, we are facing a shortage of housing and space. Research shows that these trends have significant implications for people’s personal and collective wellbeing. The level of people’s expectations of how much living space they find adequate is not innate. Instead, they are informed by the space they are used to and the space of those around them. On a societal level, meanwhile, spatial inequality is both a product of, and further compounds, socioeconomic disadvantage.
We need to tackle the growing inequality of living space through progressive taxation of housing wealth or by building more social housing,