Archinect - News 2014-04-20T03:00:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/52425032/the-housing-question The Housing Question Places Journal 2012-06-25T13:48:00-04:00 >2012-07-09T16:40:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/gu3tyj2qjm9ugrp0.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foreclosed is controversial because it suggests that the state, or the public sector &mdash; conceived along with civil society in terms of multiple, overlapping, virtual and actual publics &mdash; might play a more active, direct and enlightened role in the provision of housing and, by extension, of education, health care and other infrastructures of daily life in the United States.... Simply put, can we no longer imagine architecture without developers?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Earlier this year <em>Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</em> opened at MoMA in New York. The exhibition quickly became controversial, with some decrying it as elitist and paternalistic, others defending it as powerful and ambitious. On Places, Reinhold Martin, co-organizer of Foreclosed, and Raphael Sperry and Amit Price Patel, of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, continue the debate &mdash; in a virtual roundtable &mdash; along with IDEO.org fellow Liz Ogbu and urban planner Tom Angotti of Hunter College.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/38747826/chicago-public-housing-after-cabrini-green Chicago Public Housing after Cabrini-Green Places Journal 2012-02-20T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T10:12:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpvptyeghskwwe9j.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The saga of Cabrini-Green compels us to engage some hard and fundamental questions. It is not enough to ask: who benefits from public housing redevelopment? We must also ask: how we measure such benefits and who gets to do that measuring?</p></em><br /><br /><p> When the last of the Cabrini-Green towers was demolished by the Chicago Housing Authority a year ago, where did the residents go? Urban historian Lawrence Vale looks at the politics and policies of subsidized housing in the city and interviews the developer of the mixed-income "village" that replaced the old public housing projects (and excluded many of their residents).</p> <p> In a <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/chicago-public-housing-photographs/32788/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related feature</a>, sociologist David Schalliol documents this transition in a slideshow featuring photographs of CHA projects and sites.</p>