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Urbanistica Cover n.135/2008

William Lescaze and the social housing in New York

new york, edilizia popolare,
low cost housing, history

Gaia Caramellino

By tracing the development of the first New Deal public housing programs in New York during the 1930s the article explores, through the work of the Swiss emigré architect William Lescaze (1896-1969), two significant moments of the social housing discourse within the context of the political and cultural development of the city.

This article appears in issue 135 of Urbanistica (pag. 111).