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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #381
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About the new buildings on the Regents Park neighbourhood, one of them has 24 floors. Most of the neighbourhood consists of public housing, and will the new buildings constructed in the neighbourhood be private residences or newly-constructed public housing?
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All Bw Cooper (Calliope) housing projects, New Orlean...
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #383
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These historic homes were turned into apartments and they are also government housing in Toronto. I think they are pretty cool. There are about 7 buildings like this in the complex and it's right across the street from The Art Gallery Of Ontario. (Toronto's largest art gallery)


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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #384
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Some public housing in Arcueil (Paris southern inner suburbs)





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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #385
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NYC public housing, still the largest in The US.

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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #386
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Old June 5th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #387
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Those New York public housing buildings are depressing and ugly as hell. Those things need to be torn down all over New York and replaced by some decent low cost/mixed income apartments. The projects are way too big and oppressive. That's one thing I've never liked about Manhattan. If they were removed and redeveloped, it would be so much nicer.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 01:30 AM   #388
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some of these public houses look like prison buildings. antiurban
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Those New York public housing buildings are depressing and ugly as hell. Those things need to be torn down all over New York and replaced by some decent low cost/mixed income apartments. The projects are way too big and oppressive. That's one thing I've never liked about Manhattan. If they were removed and redeveloped, it would be so much nicer.
That may be so. But the reality is that those public projects are about the only places where people who aren't at least "middle-class" can still live in Manhatten. If they were were torn down, they just be replaced by more yuppie condos & be forced out.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 09:45 PM   #390
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Großfeldsiedlung - Vienna
A few renovated blocks


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Großfeldsiedlung, the real deal. Everything at once:
(the part at the bottom does not belong to it anymore)


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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:05 AM   #391
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I always wondered; why does Europe have so much social housing blocks compared to the United States? Do they just live in the older parts of the city in detached homes? Besides New York City, the number of social housing areas in U.S. major cities is very limited.
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I always wondered; why does Europe have so much social housing blocks compared to the United States? Do they just live in the older parts of the city in detached homes? Besides New York City, the number of social housing areas in U.S. major cities is very limited.
Because European social housing blocks never became ghettos like the USA ones.
Yes there is crime in ours housing blocks but no where near that they had in USA.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:23 PM   #393
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what have you never heard of London, Glasgow or Paris?
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what have you never heard of London, Glasgow or Paris?
I have heard but they are no where near as those ghettos in USA.
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I always wondered; why does Europe have so much social housing blocks compared to the United States? Do they just live in the older parts of the city in detached homes? Besides New York City, the number of social housing areas in U.S. major cities is very limited.
In America, low income housing isn't just limited to tower blocks (or projects), there are lots of single family homes and apartment units across the nation have been designated as "section 8 housing", or for low income. Examples of section 8 housing (there is no standard, they look like regular market rate units):







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The largest social housing development in Africa is currently under construction in Luanda, Angola. Here's a rendering of the entire development:



Follow this link to see the progress: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...6#post38641016

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In America, low income housing isn't just limited to tower blocks (or projects), there are lots of single family homes and apartment units across the nation have been designated as "section 8 housing", or for low income.
It is also the case in Europe, it is 30 years that we didn't build tower block anymore (In France or western Europe at least).
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That may be so. But the reality is that those public projects are about the only places where people who aren't at least "middle-class" can still live in Manhatten. If they were were torn down, they just be replaced by more yuppie condos & be forced out.
And that is bad why? New York City needs more taxpayers, not more government dependents, and Manhattan land is too expensive to waste it like that. The city needs to sell all the projects in Manhattan to private developers and use the money to build more housing in places like East NY.. or better yet, spend it on job training programs.

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Because European social housing blocks never became ghettos like the USA ones.
Yeah, right. Ever heard of the banlieu riots in France a few years back? Those are true ghettoes - even scarier than the American ones.
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The largest social housing development in Africa is currently under construction in Luanda, Angola. Here's a rendering of the entire development:

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Yeah, right. Ever heard of the banlieu riots in France a few years back? Those are true ghettoes - even scarier than the American ones.
I'm guessing you're basing your opinion of French ghettos from the media. The fact is, gun violence and homicide is much lower there than in many American ghettos. And there are many different ghettos in France and America, some are worse than others. I think that the spatial segregation is much more pronounced in the Paris ghettos I've seen than the ones I'm familiar with in the U.S.
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