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GLOBAL HOUSING CRISIS
Cities offer access to so much of what people want: jobs, transportation, healthcare, safety, education, variety, mobility.
But cities also have limited spatial and geographical dimensions. And so, the land on which the physical infrastructure of cities is constructed - the space for buildings, parks, streets, utilities - has a price tag.
WHO? has the right to this valuable space, and HOW? its value should be regulated, are core questions to the complicated topic of affordable housing. It is a subject central to the studies and pursuits of urbanists, architects, engineers, and designers, as well as sociologists, economists, and politicians.
As history has shown, affordable housing relies only in part on design. Its success or failure is dependent on a number of complex factors including trends in the housing market, local and regional incomes, transportation, zoning, and land use policies. The construction or re-purposing of existing infrastructure for affordable housing requires the support of politicians, city planners, and residents.
Archdaily : Solutions to London's Mounting Affordable Housing Crisis Proposed in Bee Breeders' Latest Competition
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”ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ “What is Affordable Housing?” considers that we are now living in an era when we must reconsider and change the definition of “living” in a dwelling, for this, the crucial thing is that, for every type of housing we design, it has to be affordable."
Open architecture competitions that are searching solutions for global housing crisis
Paris Affordable Housing Challenge
Design solutions for Paris’ affordable housing problem
Registration deadline: 15 October, 2019
Results annoucement: 04 December, 2019
Total prize fund: US $6,000
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL
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