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The Design Politics Of Housing

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The Design Politics Of Housing

  1. 1. The Design Politics of Housing The Rise of Sprawl Public Housing
  2. 2. The Rise of Sprawl
  3. 3. SPRAWLING IN US Changes in Living/Commuting • Transportation Changes: • Ferries (1814) • Omnibus (1820s) • Steam Railroads (1830s) • Horse railways (1850s) • Electric Streetcar (1870s) • Automobile (1900) • Other Factors: – Single Family Home Ideology – Balloon Frame House, mass produced nails – Pattern Books – Cheap Land/High Wages – Provision of Public Utilities – Tax Benefits
  4. 18. Why do we have suburbs ? <ul><li>Garden City Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of Rural Living </li></ul><ul><li>Detoriation and Degradation of Urban Living </li></ul><ul><li>Land Price </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of motorization </li></ul><ul><li>Gated Community </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Planning </li></ul>
  5. 24. Government Policy ???
  6. 27. PUBLIC HOUSING DISASTER OR SOLUTION?
  7. 34. OR ?

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