[Link] A Centuries Old Idea That’s Making Cities More Affordable Today

“Reasons to be cheerful” shines a light always on the little – or not so little – things that give hope of a brighter future.

This one, in particular, caught my attention. Law, in its various forms, is often badly written, horribly enforced & rarely questioned – and sets up the background of our collective lives.

The U.S. has a whopping 54 million spare bedrooms. As cities and states liberalize their housing regulations to allow more people to live together safely and affordably, it is making a dent in the country’s housing crisis. Legislative changes like this one in Washington are ahead of their time —  and a reason for some subdued excitement.