What does “home” mean? When is “progress” a step backwards? If we are building for a community in need, we must consult the community to see what it values. What about co-housing – sharing resources?
The Pruitt-Igoe myth. Housing project in St Louis.
Surviving Progress. Overconsumption, environmental collapse.
The Human Scale. Architect Jan Gehl. Cities for people – human sized, meant for livabilit
Tomorrow we disappear. India slums rehab. Doing for people (the poor) versus doing to people.
Commune. About Black bear ranch. Features Peter Coyote
Urbanized. Documentary by Gary Hustwit about design. “Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? And how does the design of our cities affect our lives?” (from the description)
Blackout. “The lights went out and all hell broke loose” – about the chaos that followed the July 13, 1977 New York City blackout. Haves and have-nots.
“10 that changed America” – 10 homes, parks, and towns that changed our nation. Urban design, relationship of environment upon the people who live in it. Shaping people by where they live.
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
“Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World” by Chapin, Ross
“A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction” by Alexander, Christopher W.
“Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures” by Diedricksen, Derek