Decent housing for every citizen: this seemingly modest goal has bedeviled planners, architects, policy makers, and political leaders for much of this century, not only in the poor countries of the developing world but also in the prosperous nations of the first world. The following essays explore various efforts on four continents—official and unofficial, high design and vernacular—to come to grips with this most elemental question of shelter.
8: Housing and Community Summer 1999
Table of Contents
Architecture for a Developing India
Beyond the Bully Pulpit
Can We Overcome Me?
Chicago and Beyond
Deadlock Plus 50
Diversity by Law
From the Puritans to the Projects
Houses of Hope
Housing Density, Type, and Urban Life in Contemporary China
Rome Cannot Bear the Present
The Casa Chorizo
The Spaces of Democracy
To Ignore or Integrate?
Why Should the Government Play a Role in Housing?
With the Whole in Mind
Red Vienna by Eve Blau
Women and the Making of the Modern House by Alice T. Friedman