Housing Matters

Considering the floundering efforts by HUD for transforming public housing by replacing high-rise projects with low-rise developments, it has become increasingly important for architects, planners and urban designers to rethink affordable housing. The preservation and future development of housing should be at the core of any effort towards better city building. In cities like New York, creation of affordable housing in the past has resulted in disruptions of the city fabric and urban blight. The devastating effects of such housing typologies upon the surrounding urban fabric has made it imperative to undertake corrective measures in urban design and housing together.