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Taiesha Edwards

Economics of Urban Decay

Marcy Subsidized Housing Projects, Brooklyn, New York   This model of public housing encompassing public space effectively suppresses the identities of inhabitants down to bleak facades hiding unsuitable and often dangerous open space.

Marcy Subsidized Housing Projects, Brooklyn, New York [Source: brooklyn.com]
This model of public housing encompassing public space effectively suppresses the identities of inhabitants down to bleak facades hiding unsuitable and often dangerous open space.

There’s something imaginatively attractive about abandoned parks, streets, and buildings. Void of life, they still exist, quietly telling us of an opportunity to design better.

But for the people – those that were suppose to use the community park with no streetlights, or the narrow alleyways leading to dead-ends, or live and work in the poorly designed buildings of poorly planned districts – ┬áthese abandoned elements of community become a threat to the neighborhood’s economic attractiveness and secure functionality.

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