Your February 2018 article “G-d at the Drafting Board” was thought provoking and novel. Readers can disagree with taking an active playground to build more buildings, but the real point must have been that we need a new approach to senior and affordable housing.
As such, mixing the older demographic with the younger is an approach successfully developed in Europe, known as “social housing” now featured in an exhibit (free) at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
Another example of this type of thinking for intergenerational housing is known here as “co-housing” promoted by the Co-housing Association. A recent NY Times article “There’s Community and Consensus, But It’s No Commune,” January 21, 2018, explained places where it was being developed in North America. Here in NYC, the Co-housing Community Workshop is working to raise support for such a plan.
Yes, it is novel, not for everyone, but still a worthy idea. Thank you for an excellent source of news for your readers.
—Brian J. Pape, AIA, LEED-AP