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Master of Architecture (MArch)
The thesis believes that the speculative nature of land as property is at the root of the rising cost of quality living space. The combination of profit-driven market force and policies has produced inequality in the accessibility of property ownership.This reality is entangled with a culture that perceives exclusive rights and private ownership as superior to sharing for almost everything, especially the home.
This project believes affordable urban density can be achieved in a city like New York by pushing forward a sense of possibility and desirability in collaborative efforts to create and manage homes. These homes will not be driven by profit but by prosperity. Prosperity implies the maintenance of quality and sustainable lifestyle for an inclusive and diverse definition of households and people.
Qiu, Lisa, "We Have a (Home) - Co-operative Homes for Sunset Park" (2023). Masters Theses. 1093.
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