February 13, 2012
Could Better Urban Planning Have Prevented the Mortgage Crisis?
Last Firday, Architect Jeanne Gang and scholar Greg Lindsay penned an opinion piece in the New York Times, arguing that more thoughtful architecture and urban design may have forestalled the housing meltdown:
[B]etter design is precisely what suburban America needs, particularly when it comes to rethinking the basic residential categories that define it, but can no longer accommodate the realities of domestic life. Designers and policy makers need to see the single-family house as a design dilemma whose elements — architecture, finance and residents’ desires — are inextricably linked.
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