Contextual Modernism and Sustainable Urbanism as New Housing Strategies
2011 (English)In: 23rd Conference of the European Network for Housing Research, Toulouse, France 5-8 July 2011, Toulouse: ENHR , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
The growing alienation of modernist public housing estates and their ethnically and socially excluded people, and the neglected human potential they symbolize, is a grotesque expression of the failure of a system driven by the profit motive and failed planning policy, rather than by the requirement to satisfy sustainable urbanism. The modernist concept of urban planning, which emerged in response to a very particular time and set of regional circumstances, spread throughout the Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The result, where the idea was simplistically accepted was a disaster. Paying particular attention to housing, this paper discusses the contrasting results of modernist planning approaches in housing and the consequences of that- It also looks at Sustainable Urbanism paradigm and the possibility that it might offer an alternative to the failed modernist satellite-suburban-monolith-alienated type of living in most major European cities. Empirical evidences are drawn from observation, introspection , analysis and deduction studies and Futurescape of selected cases in the American Housing Program HOPE VI, and from ethnographic survey of the ongoing Grand Housing Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, through an descriptive and explorative qualitative approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toulouse: ENHR , 2011.
Architecture Human Geography Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-41664OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-41664DiVA: diva2:444716
23rd Conference of the European Network for Housing Research, Toulouse, France 5-8 July 2011
QC 201111152011-09-292011-09-292016-04-27Bibliographically approved