Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:30pm
Incentive, Innovation: Affordable Housing and Design
A Panel Discussion with Eric Belsky, Michael Bell, Catherine Ingraham, and Sanford Kwinter
From the perceived failure of Modernist housing in the 1970s to the application of New Urbanist principles in the 1990s, Architecture and affordable housing have a long, uneasy history. Finally, the Low Income Tax Credit creates an opportunity for design excellence—a chance to move beyond the wholesale importation of architectural styles. Yet traditional styles continue to prevail in housing design. Why hasn't the program led to greater design invention? When it has, what has made innovation possible? A panel discussion moderated by Eric Belsky of the Joint Center for Housing Studies and Michael Bell of Columbia University Graduate School of Artchitecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), Michael Bell Architecture, and Visible Weather, New York; with other Harvard GSD faculty
Event will take place at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (48 Quincy Street, Cambridge) in Stubbins. It is free and open to the public.