Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis
Shifting demographics and lack of affordable housing are only two of the reasons that communities must implement housing choices that fit the needs of householders while integrating these residences within the neighborhood with its amenities. This is the message that architect Daniel Parolek delivers as he expounds about middle housing types and the construction of duplexes, multiplexes, mansion apartments, bungalow courts, and a variety of other multi-habitable dwellings in a walkable urban living environment. Through a generous series of photographic views of housing types, explanatory drawings, evidential data, case studies, legal policy issues, and other aspects; the problem of offsetting deficient and insufficient housing through non-single-family housing is thoughtfully examined here. This message is published by Island Press, a publisher committed to environmental protection and dealing with crucial issues and seeking solutions. This is a book that should be read by residents, builders, architects, policymakers, zoning supervisors, and everyone who is interested in creating communities for an increasing population that is environmentally fitting, financially affordable, and which foster communal neighborliness with a congenial ambiance.
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