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Community ArchitectThe Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein$
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Kristin E. Larsen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702464

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702464.001.0001

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The Architect as Houser

The Architect as Houser

(p.104) 4 The Architect as Houser
Community Architect

Kristin E. Larsen

Cornell University Press

This chapter focuses on Clarence Samuel Stein's contributions as a houser lending consistent support for a government role in order to more effectively engage the private sector while charting his transition to promoting investment housing as a preferable alternative to public housing. Stein and his colleagues enthusiastically welcomed the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as an unprecedented opportunity to advance regionalism, new town planning, and worker housing. As a community architect, Stein favored a particular type of assisted housing—“investment housing”—a comprehensive design, development, and management approach to ensure the project's ongoing sustainability at affordable rates. This chapter first considers Stein's Hillside Homes project in New York before discussing the Resettlement Administration's Greenbelt Town program. It also examines Stein's role as consulting architect for the Baldwin Hills Village in Los Angeles.

Keywords:   investment housing, Clarence Samuel Stein, public housing, regionalism, town planning, worker housing, Hillside Homes, Greenbelt Town program, Baldwin Hills Village, Resettlement Administration

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