Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing

Author: Eric Bjornson and Josh Jorgensen Intro For multiple reasons, Tacoma is separated into two regional growth Centers; Downtown Tacoma , and the Tacoma Mall Area. Currently the City of Tacoma is working to finalize Tacoma Mall Subarea plan and has the opportunity to remedy barriers to creating more housing by: reducing the off street… Read More Innovative Housing Policies for Commercial Parking Converted to Infill Housing

Complex and unique – The story about the Swedish rental setting model 

All modern welfare states intervene in their housing markets in one way or the other. Social housing, rent regulation and rental subsidies targeting lower income groups are common forms of government support. The housing needs for middle – high income groups are often left to the free market. But Sweden is a truly unique case… Read More Complex and unique – The story about the Swedish rental setting model 

Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture

By Rutger Noorlander Architecture could serve to improve the lives of social housing residents. Exactly 100 years ago, in an attempt to design quality housing for the urban working classes, architects have produced ideals that form a relation between architecture on the one hand and on the other hand adequate, efficient social housing with art… Read More Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture

Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.

Chili is known as a beautiful South American country that receives interest from tourists from around the world.  However; in recent years the provision of social and affordable housing has roared back to the forefront.  The history of affordable housing in Chili is actually long and quite interesting. The programs in comparison to other countries in… Read More Chili is Leading the Affordable Housing Movement in South America.