Supportive Community Housing: Addressing the Emergence of Non-Traditional Households

by Albert, Steven P.

Abstract (Summary)
Supportive Community Housing | Addressing the emergence of non-traditional households presents a study of housing options for non-traditional families in America with the goal of providing appropriate model housing solutions for these often overlooked groups. This study examines how the traditional notions of the American Dream have failed non-traditional households and presents a set of principles to better address the needs of these groups. These principles generate specific design guidelines for an urban housing design proposal on a site in the Hill District neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By following the design principles and guidelines, the proposal presents a housing development suited to the site, neighborhood, community, and residents. As there are many potential ways of providing housing for non-traditional households, the design proposal functions as a case study for implementing the ideas explored within this thesis to create more appropriate housing communities.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:housing supportive community design multi family non traditional households pittsburgh pennsylvania hill district single parent


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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