Urban Development Corporation
by Maura Ewing • November 19th, 2014
In our final Typecast installment exploring towers-in-the-park, Maura Ewing chronicles the lives of two Coney Island housing developments and exposes the political context that undergirds their architectural innovation, construction shortcomings, and the deferred maintenance that threatens their viability as affordable housing assets.
by Juliette Spertus and Susanne Schindler • November 6th, 2013
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus revisit Twin Parks with its original designers, 40 years after its construction, to pose some complex questions about the role of design in defining the success of low-income housing.
by Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus • July 25th, 2012
Susanne Schindler and Juliette Spertus examine two very different large-scale, high-density housing developments in the Bronx and consider how their histories can inform future innovation in affordable housing.
by Karen Kubey • July 18th, 2012
40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.