A deadly outbreak of cholera in the mid-19th century prompted Boston to embark on one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in U.S. history — reclaiming the Back Bay.
ICONIC HOME DESIGNS
The postwar danchi style of homes lured Japanese salarymen and their families out of the city with suburban comforts and privacy.
Gecekondu, or “landed overnight,” homes were hastily constructed as residents from the countryside rushed to Turkey’s urban centers after World War II.
Athens polikatoikias — concrete apartments with tiered balconies — were built quickly to create affordable housing, but their design has stood the test of time.
Singapore’s affordable housing program worked so well that some of its subsidized apartments now resell for more than $700,000.