Inroads 54 focuses on Canada’s housing crisis, Casting a wide net, Mario Polèse looks at all the reasons housing supply has not kept up with demand. John Richards relates housing price spikes to the increase in Canada’s population, driven mostly by immigration. Mark Crawford explains how Japan keeps housing available and affordable. Meanwhile, the Inroads listserv debates issues of proportionality and self-defence in the context of the Israel-Hamas war. Other articles look at changes in Toronto and the decline of local journalism, and then span the world from Haiti and Finland to Africa, a continent that faces common problems that may well get worse unless major improvements can be made to education and governance.