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Squatters, Shanties, And Technocratic Professionals: Urban Migration And Housing Shortages In Twentieth-Century Chile, Nathan C. Norris Jan 2018

Squatters, Shanties, And Technocratic Professionals: Urban Migration And Housing Shortages In Twentieth-Century Chile, Nathan C. Norris

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines the struggles of squatters and slum dwellers for housing prior to the 1973 coup in Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, and surrounding areas, with a focus on the Frei era of the late 1960s. The work argues that severe urban overcrowding generated advocacy for housing during the rise of progressive and leftist politics in Chile. It also explores the dynamics of efforts to promote housing through the lens of the work of professionals in the fields of architecture and urban planning. It argues that Chilean professionals adopted modernist principals in the fields of architecture and planning when promoting ...


Precarity And Gentrification: A Feedback Loop, Samuel Stein Apr 2015

Precarity And Gentrification: A Feedback Loop, Samuel Stein

Graduate Student Publications and Research

How do rent hikes and labor precarity conspire to reinforce each other against tenants and workers? Samuel Stein explains the mechanisms that link these two trends affecting citizens and calls for a tightening of rent-control laws to stop the spiraling descent of American residents into poverty.


Planning And Design Workbook For Community Participation, Bernard P. Spring, Carmi Bee, Lance Jay Brown, Gordon Gebert, Charles Zucker Jan 1969

Planning And Design Workbook For Community Participation, Bernard P. Spring, Carmi Bee, Lance Jay Brown, Gordon Gebert, Charles Zucker

Publications and Research

The Planning and Design Workbook for Community Participation is an in depth manual for the design of communities and multiple dwelling unit housing in the urban context. It was originally written to help nonprofessionals participate in the design of their communities and housing and has since become a valuable tool for practicing design professionals. It has for parts. PART I: Planning and Design Aids includes Using the Workbook, Selecting a Site, Economics, Glossary, References. PART II: Community Design Guidelines includes a list of sample issues (questions), alternative answers (policies), and results (consequences) of the choices made when designing a community ...