Monday, March 26, 2012

How to House the Homeless


The Web Urbanist has compiled fourteen "smart and sensitive" designs for providing the homeless with housing:

City officials spend a lot of time and energy worrying about how to keep homeless people off public furniture and out of certain common areas, when they should be considering how to better manage the issue of homelessness in general. One area of focus is homeless housing, whether simply meeting the immediate needs of people who live on the streets or providing a more long-term, forward-thinking transitional living spaces. These 14 designs for homeless housing provoke thought as to how we can meet the needs of disadvantaged people living in our own communities, and ensure that the situation is only temporary.

Steve Clowney

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I think we should keep the distinction (as in the link) between "sheltering" and "housing" the homeless, many of the designs shown here made to address the former and not the latter condition.

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Mar 27, 2012 3:22:13 PM

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