I have a series of posts on DontLookNow.org looking for solutions to the housing crisis. Solutions should be cheap, friendly and don’t screw the world up. A good solution is car-free estates of wooden prefabs with starter homes for £20,000.
Add market gardens …
to new prefab estates made with modern cross-ply timber…
Could this change the way we live?
I hope so.
Anyway please look at Housing – part 16: Cheap, neighbourly and doesn’t screw the world up. (Especially the section “A new Ministry of Works … & starter homes for £20,000”.)
Also there was a EC study commissioned by Carlo Ripa di Meana which concluded “the car-free city costs between two and five times less”
And remember …
– People liked prefabs
– Multistorey mass housing failed
– The planners didn’t notice
– They will get it wrong again
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