- English-speaking countries have fallen behind in housebuilding rates compared to western Europe.
- House prices have risen faster in the English-speaking countries.
- Anglophone culture values privacy and single-family housing, causing an aversion to urban density.
- Planning systems in these countries facilitate objections to individual applications, preserving low-density status quo.
- Environmental conservation preference leads to car-dependent sprawl and green land consumption.
The Anglosphere needs to learn to love apartment living
Housing shortages and affordability crises are growing problems in the Anglosphere. England, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland have fallen behind in housebuilding rates compared to western Europe.