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Aging With Independence And Interaction: An Assisted Living Community, Steven J. Flositz Apr 2011

Aging With Independence And Interaction: An Assisted Living Community, Steven J. Flositz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As the U.S. population gets older, there is an increased need for senior housing. However, elderly housing is currently associated with dependence and isolation. There is a great disconnect from the retired community with its surrounding context. Senior housing and nursing homes are becoming more similar to miniature hospitals rather than a residential type. This negative view of nursing homes is becoming clear to the general population. In fact, most seniors fear the idea of living within an aging complex. Also, people generally avoid these places, even while visiting family. Florida is on the frontline for the effects of ...


Zoning And Designing For Affordability Using Modular Housing, Joseph Terry Cartwright Jan 2011

Zoning And Designing For Affordability Using Modular Housing, Joseph Terry Cartwright

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Zoning and designing for affordability using modular housing examines the differences between the two types of factory built housing, manufactured and modular. The purpose of the study is to explore why more high quality modular housing isn't being built and how one can build affordable and well designed modular housing in more communities. The text covers multiple topics, including the history, perception, technological advances and financing of factory built housing, from the viewpoint of architects, developers, planners and home buyers. Case study methodology was used to examine how four communities treat modular housing, individually and collectively. One of the ...


Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein Jan 2010

Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The two fields of Community Planning and Architecture have separately been dealing with the dilemma of suitable housing for many years; each have implemented projects and policies designed to improve conditions, some succeeded but for the most part, most failed. In today's world, integration is the key to moving forward; disciplines need to work together, instead of separately, to solve our housing problems. After many failed housing projects and policies, we have learned that the problems can not be solved by one person, or even one entity. It is for these reasons; I believe the two professions of Planning ...


Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar Jan 2010

Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis documents and analyzes a building-type called chawl in Mumbai, India. Typically occupied by middle class residents, chawls provide access to a range of services and, most importantly, a social support-system that makes life easier in contemporary Mumbai. The research examines how chawls developed within the urban context of Mumbai and how they contribute to the social and cultural lives of their residents. Research methods include a literature review of books, journals, newspaper articles as well as pictographic record and interviews with residents living in the two case study chawls. The analysis shows that a dense social-network between the ...


A Unique Approach To Allow Low-Income Families The Opportunity To Gain Home Ownership Access Through Alternative Financing, Wilbert Abbott, Jr. Jan 2008

A Unique Approach To Allow Low-Income Families The Opportunity To Gain Home Ownership Access Through Alternative Financing, Wilbert Abbott, Jr.

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture professionals along with state and local politicians need to aid low-income family's by informing them of opportunities that will allow them to become home owners in mixed-use (New Urbanist) communities. In one example a study prepared by the Social Enterprise Fund of Edmonton and Calgary, Canada creates an alternative financing source to help social enterprises provide career and economic services low-income families. The purpose of this study is to 1) illustrate the barriers present to purchase a home for low-income households when there is a lack of economic resources, 2) analyze case ...