Courtesy of MDW Architecture
The concept of public housing arose to build decent economical housing for the disadvantaged who otherwise end up living in an unsafe environment. Although the agenda behind public housing is very inspiring, not all projects are successful. In fact, the first few attempts in the modern age resulted in utter failure. High crime rates and drug abuse prevailed, particularly in those isolated from the surrounding communities.
Nonetheless, there are other ingenious examples which created sustainable interactive neighborhoods that are now the center of urban life. Enjoy reading about ‘World’s 3 Most Successful Public Housing Projects’ which proved that architecture can answer non-architectural questions. In this case, the question of alleviation of poverty.
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