ARCH 502A: Hidden Infrastructures

Suburban Perspectives

Current expectations for the modern suburb are marketed as beneficial by corporations, encouraging the use of new city planning techniques for denser housing. Lobbying for upzoning promises increased affordable housing for growing populations, equitable homeownership opportunities, and housing with a smaller carbon footprint, yet fails to mention the disruption in a community. This project consolidates current expectations for sustainable planning and criticism of the resulting socio-economically and environmentally unsustainable suburb from a resident’s perspective in an emerging tech city.