IDEAS AT HOME. Housing Concepts in Architecture

In recent years, housing research has spurred a growing interest from architectural historians, theorists and practitioners alike. However, housing studies are still developed mostly outside the field of architecture. The discourse on housing is nowadays taken over mainly by developers, social activists, policy makers and administrators, who reason mostly under the pressure of immediate practicality.

IDEAS AT HOME. Housing Concepts in Architecture

In recent years, housing research has spurred a growing interest from architectural historians, theorists and practitioners alike. However, housing studies are still developed mostly outside the field of architecture. The discourse on housing is nowadays taken over mainly by developers, social activists, policy makers and administrators, who reason mostly under the pressure of immediate practicality.

Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism-open access download

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UCL Press is pleased to announce a new open access book that is likely to be of interest to list subscribers: ‘Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism’, edited by Susannah Bunce, Nicola Livingstone, Loren March, Susan Moore, and Alan Walks.

"train people"

I received the following note from a non-subscriber. Any thoughts or sources?  "There was a place along the levee between Henderson and Catahoula where, between around 1950 and 1960, very poor people lived in train cars, free box cars gifted by the government. My memory of them comes from spending summers with my grandparents, Wade O. Martin Sr., and Alice Mills Martin, on their rice farm in Catahoula, situated along the borrow pit canal. However, I haven’t been able to find any evidence of their existence in print."

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