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The world’s best social housing projects?

A universal problem facing cities worldwide today is mass social housing. This issue manifests differently in different places: in some cases, housing built on modernist principles has proven unsustainable and socially problematic

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WATCH: A Country of Cities, A Manifesto for an Urban America

Last monday, Columbia University’s Avery Hall was buzzing. The Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning (GSAPP) hosted a highly attended event that welcomed respected academics and professionals from architecture and real estate to what the dean, Mark Wigley, warned might take the form a a celebrity roast.