Oct 20 - Housing Types outline

Oct 20 - Housing Types outline - 1 PPD 245 Oct. 20, 2009 M....

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PPD 245 Oct. 20, 2009 M. Roth Housing Types: Tenements and Apartments Different forms of multiple-family housing helped to shape the physical characteristics of population density and the urban cultural landscape. Most urban land is devoted to housing. Economic context: who builds housing, who occupies housing, who profits from housing, what affects those profits? Political context: As a society, how do we cope with issues of affordability of housing? How do we define the social responsibility to provide adequate housing for all? Tenements: origins in 1830s as conversion of warehuses as chape housing for Black and Irish workers; some construction of buildings specifically to house numerous residents SLIDE typically 3 or 4 stories, 2 families per floor, including basement minimum of light, space and air proliferated in every American city by the 1850s on-site agent who responsible for renting space, collecting rent contrast with Lowell boardinghouses, which were built by employers who had a moral imperative to treat farm girls in non-exploitative way Dickens on tenements: “all that is loathsome, drooping and decayed” new type of structure in 1859s: railroad tenement, typically 90 feet deep,
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