Authors/Contributors

Ariana Douso

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

New York City, Brooklyn, modern slums, project housing developments, integration, affordable housing, community

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"This thesis focuses on the intense rigidity of government affordable housing and the homogenization of those designs that condemns them to become foreign bodies in the more flexible surrounding urban environment. Mike Davis categorizes these foreign bodies as modern-day slums. Project housing bracketed in the slum category associates it with the condemning qualities of its predecessors. Such developments are dangerous and unhealthy; they become massive sores on the city. How can this be remedied without offering project developments up to the same fate that their predecessors in the 1930's suffered (slum clearance)? "

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