AECOM Urban SOS: Reimagining the American Dream

 

 

 

 

 

America’s competitive edge lies within its capacity to invest in its vast creative capital. For generations innovation has been contingent upon the evolving dichotomy between (1) stability and (2) increased mobility.

 

Today’s economic conditions, on the contrary, reveal that America’s mechanisms for facilitating innovation are
Increasingly obsolete. The legacy of home ownership manifested in the long-term mortgage cannot support the flexibility now required.

 

This project proposes a new environmentally-minded redevelopment framework for increasing housing choice, density, and affordability: As a zero-mortgage, developer-based system, it will reform methods of planning and land use to support stability and fuel individual creativity, industry, and innovation.

 

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