Having just spent a week with many of my colleagues from around the globe, I was struck by the similarity of the issues being faced in each region - particularly around housing affordability.

McKinsey Global Institute has released  its "Housing Affordability Report : A supply-side toolkit for cities" and highlights three key areas to address the supply issue :  

1. Unlocking Land

2. Cities removing barriers to execution, and

3.Boosting productivity in the construction sector

While the checklist of solutions provide common sense approaches that have been widely discussed before - success of course depends on the commitment and co-operation of Government at all levels to facilitate these solutions - and not in a piece meal fashion.