Model Cities Redux

As the city makes moves to improve housing in Mott Haven, Susanne Schindler finds that current approaches bear a strong resemblance to long-forgotten efforts there.

When Architects Run Your Building

In 1979, Trenton established what was thought to be a new housing paradigm. Why has it never been imitated?

Affordable Housing Appraised: A Review

UO columnist Susanne Schindler reviews two exhibitions that have waded into the contentious waters of New York City's top policy issue of the day: the lack of affordable housing.

The Bronx's Lambert Houses and the Two Sides of Preservation

As plans to redevelop a once-lauded residential complex come to light, Susanne Schindler questions the lack of cultural recognition for the city's diverse and innovative history of housing design and argues for architectural and financial preservation of our affordable housing stock.

Housing Beyond the Market: Transatlantic Precedents

Can limited profit be good business and create better housing?

Architecture vs. Housing: The Case of Sugar Hill

Susanne Schindler's in-depth analysis of Sugar Hill, an iconic new housing and cultural complex in Harlem, suggests new ways to broaden limited ideas about what architecture can contribute to housing for low-income residents.

The Landscape of Housing: Twin Parks Northwest 40 Years On

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.

A Few Days in the Bronx: From Co-op City to Twin Parks

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.