Housing availability in Boston has been a particular passion for Mayor Thomas Menino, who is fast-tracking developments across the city during his final four months in office. It’s part of his last pushto address a housing affordability crisis that’s been a persistent problem for Boston during his tenure.

Today we’re looking at Boston’s housing challenge. WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with a panel of housing experts.

Guests

Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and a member of Mayor Menino’s “Housing Boston 2020″ advisory panel

Barry Bluestone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and dean at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University

Harry Smith, director of Sustainable and Economic Development at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative