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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #301
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:11 AM   #302
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4 of the 19 buildings were built by the government. Today, I believe 2 towers are still entirely public housing.
Well, if only 2 out of something like 15 buildings is government housing, it's not very much. I don't think it's a good example of public or government housing. I know a teacher who lives in one of the buildings. He pays market rent and he likes living there. It's not a slum, it's just low cost housing and it's the place new immigrants move to, when they come to Toronto.
Walking through there in the summer time is a real eye opener. So many people from every corner of the world, are hanging out, socializing with their friends & family, just like people do in their home countries. The racial mix is amazing, so is the fact that everyone seems to get along well. Some of the buildings could use a renovation though, it's a bit run down.

That Hong Kong pic is CRAZY! I can't even imagine what it would be like to live in a massive complex like that.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #303
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Here are some examples of what I would consider good government housing and co-ops for low income people in Toronto. These are all on the east side of downtown Toronto.













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Some new government housing, just being built in Regent Park.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #304
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Typical social housing from the 50's in Amsterdam. Mostly found in the west side of the city, many of it is being torn down as certain neighbourhoods were getting into a negative spiral.







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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #305
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Some of the not so great public housing in Toronto.



Regent Park, in the process of redevelopment.

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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #306
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Hammarkullen, Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden...

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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #307
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i hope you said that as a joke, because Toronto has better public housing than some parts of Europe, maybe some of the best in the world, you need to get out more.






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Some of the not so great public housing in Toronto.



Regent Park, in the process of redevelopment.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #308
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Oh gosh you people from Toronto really do need to go out more often. An apartment in those so called public housing in Toronto would fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars in some other city
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Old October 26th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #309
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Oh gosh you people from Toronto really do need to go out more often. An apartment in those so called public housing in Toronto would fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars in some other city
lol serious i could easily live in the "public housing" in toronto over where i live in miami easily.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #310
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Bijlmer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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since the Boeing 747 crash here in 1992, the local authorities have decided to demolish most of the flats and replace them for low-rise housing
source (disaster): http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijlmerramp
The funny thing is the Bijlmer was actually not built as a pure social housing project, but mostly for the working / mid class. Initially renting prices were relatively high! Since the project was a failure, it became a social housing neighbourhood. I was being told most houses were not even meant for being rented, but for sale. (but nobody wanted to buy one)

This are pure social housing projects in Amsterdam:




Built by companies who wanted their workers to feel proud! (and thus work harder)

But even today Amsterdam does not fails in public housing:

2/3rd social housing
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Old October 27th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #311
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These aren't public housing. They are privately owned middle class flats.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #312
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I wasn't complaining. lol

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i hope you said that as a joke, because Toronto has better public housing than some parts of Europe, maybe some of the best in the world, you need to get out more.
No, I didn't mean it as a joke. I was just saying the first group of pictures I posted were the nicer buildings and the second group were the not so great buildings. I didn't mean it as criticism. Most of the buildings are pretty good over all but some are much nicer than others. Some come with big solarium's and are quite nice. Even if you pay the market rent, it's still a good price for what you get. Trust me, I ain't complaining, I've seen how people live in other countries.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #313
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There were only a few shots earlier in this thread from Berlin so I decided to go hunting and grab some pictures myself to share. Lots of these blocks have been renovated and actually, some of the worst looking areas in the city are now in places like Lichtenberg et al.

Märkisches Viertel:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6238225


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1848432


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/477900


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6798061


Hohenschönhausen:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4506130


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3165985


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3166061


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14436326

Marzahn:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8305747


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11673521


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9921860


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13222258


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13222376


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13222425


Enjoy!
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Old October 28th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #314
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More from Munich.

Neuperlach:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14246977


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11530573


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7729156


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Old October 28th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #315
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Some co-ops u/c in São Paulo, Brazil







Public housing is way much simpler, generally co-ops housing have lots of amenities.

Here are some public housing blocks


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Old October 28th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #316
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Leipzig has quite a lot of commieblocks too (thank you East Germany). Here are some more:

Grünau


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3180435


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1070865


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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5324584

Mockau-Nord

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Moritzhof


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3360293


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3724709


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3360198
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Old October 28th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #317
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Okay, and a photo from my old hometown... I've seen some pretty rough areas in my time, but it takes a lot to beat Bellinge in Northampton:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dh73/2267093502/ - I can't link from Flickr so here you go

This place had such scary crime levels that taxis even refused to go into the area and bus routes were frequently re-routed. This came about because taxis were called up and people were assaulted. The lowest moment for the estate which happened recently was when an ambulance was called and the paramedics assaulted.

I don't know how it got so bad, but I know that the problem hasn't gone away since I left. Unfortunate really as Northampton isn't a bad town overall.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #318
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Not all council areas in Northampton (pop 200,000) were that bad though. Here are a few photos I took back in 2003/2004. This is an inner-town council estate near the bus station. Proof that not all council estates are bad at least!









(Yes I am posting lots of separate posts as this section of the thread is a bit image heavy). I'll go and grab some Auckland shots after next Wednesday as there doesn't really seem to be a representation of Auckland's many public housing areas.

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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #319
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Public housing should be nasty. Why should the goverment make nice places for people to live who don't pay? We pay for their housing, so with MY money, I want the basics only. If you want more, WORK. Get a damn job, than go to a better job, and get your own place...quit living off me.
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Leipzig has quite a lot of commieblocks too (thank you East Germany). Here are some more:


http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9463/grnau3yq6.jpg
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1070882
This reminds me alot of the blocks at Loughborough Estate in Brixton, South London.
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