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Title: MASS PRODUCING AMERICA, NEIGHBORHOOD REVITILIZATION IN NORTH LAWNDALE - CHICAGO
Authors: Cross, Marcus A
Advisors: Bennett, Ralph
Department/Program: Architecture
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Architecture
Keywords: Housing
Affordable
Chicago
North Lawndale
Prefabrication
Issue Date: 25-Aug-2005
Abstract: This thesis, which has been branded the MPA Project (Mass Producing America) is an exploration into the creation of an infill affordable housing solution to meet the needs of the North Lawndale Community of Chicago. Plagued by crime, violence, and economic disinvestment, it has been a victim of extreme urban blight. Economic conditions are now favorable for revitalization and the area is ideal for an exploration such as this. Within the project area are over two-hundred available building sites. This project explores how contemporary construction ideas can be used to make affordable, flexible and customizable homes. Moreover, since this problem is not unique to Chicago, it is possible that this solution could be applied in any number of cities throughout the country.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/3343
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