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week 7 (03/13) Design phase / Mapping and analyzing vacant properties in Bushwick

Gazette/Report organization (9:00 – 10:00 am) Introduction Assignment 6: Drafting a lawful occupation and rehabilitation strategy (10:00 – 11:00 am).  Using the knowledge acquired and produced in the previous weeks, students design an occupation and rehabilitation strategy including a number of initiatives to outreach, mobilize and engage locals in the planning and design process. Due week … Continue reading

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The Subprime crisis

My research and interview of the subprime crisis led to various interesting articles, documents.  The first is academic  http://rfs.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/6/1848.short the second is a powerpoint that explains it quit simplified in a funny way but is quit correct. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/hariarane-92982-sub-prime-crisis-explanation-america-banks-lehman-brothers-investment-merlyn-lynch-news-reports-ppt-powerpoint  A third article explains on how big investors jumped into small properties after the implosion of the … Continue reading

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Macro lots

Macro lots Macro lots is a thesisproject of Camiel Van Nooten about cooperative homeownership in Brooklyn. Camiel was a student architecture at the Leuven university where they did a project in Brooklyn last year. His project is a quit exceptional outcome for an architecture student as it is a community- activist driven design. His project … Continue reading