This $2.5 million Palo Alto teardown shows how coastal housing policy has gone wrong - Vox

Historically the United States has considered land use to be a local issue and transportation planning to be a state issue, but Japan does it the other way around and has both more housing affordability and better transportation

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Worth a read.