Good Design: a framework to empower developers and improve design in affordable housing

2018
|   By
MASS Design Group
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Summary
This report provides a flexible framework for developers to meet resident and community focused goals through the design and development of their affordable housing projects, and reviews the research supporting that framework.
Description

This report highlights the essential role of the developer in championing design as a tool to achieve resident outcomes, and reveals some of the core skills and knowledge a developer needs to be an effective leader of their design process. It guides you through a flexible and iterative framework for developers to fulfill on resident and community focused goals through the design and development of their affordable housing projects.

Based on an intensive literature review and interview process, the report answers the following questions: 

 

  • What does good design mean for affordable housing?
  • What challenges do developers face in implementing well-designed affordable housing?
  • Where are the key moments for achieving this within the typical design timeline?
  • How can developers be equipped to be leaders in the design of affordable housing projects? 
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