Covid has highlighted the housing crisis in Berlin and cities everywhere. It is caused by what Michael LaFond calls ‘commodification’ of housing, resulting in gentrification and rising prices which exclude people. Berlin’s co-housing movement has built homes and places that offer greater social cohesion and address directly issues such as equality of opportunity, economic need and climate change. There is a growing political imperative to support such alternatives to market-made housing.
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