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Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert based in Los Angeles. He is currently managing the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California. Phillips previously worked as the Director of Public Policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization, and has held roles with the Los Angeles Streetcar project and in City Hall. He has kept a blog on housing and transportation issues, Better Institutions, for many years (betterinstitutions.com).

SPUR Phillips Event

SPUR Event: The Affordable City

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:30pm PDT

Though the Bay Area has become one of the most expensive places in the world to live, housing affordability is by no means a local problem. Cities across the countries are struggling to tackle both high housing costs and household instability....

Though the Bay Area has become one of the most expensive places in the world to live, housing affordability is by no means a local problem. Cities across the countries are struggling to tackle both high housing costs and household instability. Housing experts often debate whether the appropriate solution should be increased housing construction or stronger tenant protections, but the new book, The Affordable City, argues that a city can only be successful if the two work in tandem. In it, author Shane Phillips offers more than 50 policy recommendations — including a comprehensive look at the levers of supply, stability and subsidy. Join us to hear the moral and economic cases for how to address the housing crisis.

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