Category: Pruitt-Igoe

Can you say ‘Pruitt-Igoe’ in Chinese? Part 2, why they’re doing it wrong

10 January, 2012 (10:37) | China, Construction, Economics, Global news, Housing, Pruitt-Igoe, Public housing, Recession, Urbanization |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Judging from a recent Wall Street Journal (December 31, 2011) article, China’s political leadership has turned to affordable housing production as the cure for what may ail its stalling economy:   Two women examining unfinished high-rises, Chongqing   The slowdown in China’s growth is becoming […]

Can you say ‘Pruitt-Igoe’ in Chinese? Part 1, what they’re doing wrong

9 January, 2012 (10:48) | China, Construction, Economics, Global news, Housing, Pruitt-Igoe, Public housing, Recession, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   Affordable housing is hard enough to create when the goal is solely that of economically and socially healthy communities – but when production is undertaken to create construction and keep a supply-driven economy humming, the odds of delivering successful communities drop even further.  Unfortunately, if one believes the evidence gathered in […]

Sherlock Holmes, new urbanist

2 December, 2005 (10:41) | Holmes on housing, Le Corbusier, Policy, Pruitt-Igoe, Public housing, Slums |

  “Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only […]