Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.
In 1987, the League launched a design study to examine the potential of small-scale infill housing to contribute to the city’s affordable housing portfolio. We look back at what was proposed, and what was built instead.
Andy Reicher shares the history of UHAB, chronicling its evolution through 40 years of helping renters become owners.
We are all to an extent on display to each other, but we pretend not to notice, and do not to attempt to bridge the narrow spatial but chasm-like psychological gaps between buildings.
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.
Two recent conferences make clear that while New Yorkers enthuse about Hong Kong’s advances, many from Hong Kong worry about the cost of progress.
Seema Agnani’s work with South Asian immigrants on housing needs charts a course for legalizing basement apartments to create affordable housing.