Should Single-Family Houses Be Banned?
Written by Lloyd Alter and published on Treehugger on 17. February 2021, the article offers an English-language overview of the current debates occurring in Germany regarding the possibility to ban the construction of single-family homes in certain areas of the country. The article is particularly interesting because it sets what is unfolding in German debates in comparison with long-established housing markets trends in North America, where single-family homes are very common and other types of residential buildings as de-incentivised. The debates have sparked heated discussions in Germany, especially relating to notions of what counts as sustainable living, and what the interference with individual lifestyles on the part of political regulations is acceptable.