what do you think about homlessness ? whats your idea about gentirification ?
Dear Friend Pari ,
Jesus Christ -( due to return when Mohamed also returns - -as you know ) he was homeless Too . But here in America , we have a picture of a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk " under a help wanted sign" . Why do we not have homeless women ? This is the beauty that is America :-)
Why you may ask ? ..do we spend on fixing up old houses in run-down neighborhoods ? BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE THAT ALL CHILDREN BELONG TO GOD ...THE CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS INNOCENT ..and that every city should be designed for a 9 yr old to explore in safety :-)
This is an important concern. Can you explain more about your thoughts and concerns?
I view this problem as a temporary transitional state, many times caused by sickness or economic personal changes. Poor housing rooted in poverty is a different problem, a long term one instead of temporary one. Gentrification is more related to the long term problem. A friend has devised inexpensive moveable temporary shelters on wheels which serve to provide protection from wheather and from other human beings while sleeping, also to keep a few "valuables". He can produce them for $375 and is seeking advertisers to pay for them. Check the link below.
tanks for site....its a good example of affordable house ..tnx
War has always led to the mounting numbers of Homeless world Wide as Architects who know the benefits of World Peace - -we must act NOW!!
Homelessness has not gone away, despite the fact that we have been pouring incredible millions of dollars into services related to it. In fact, it's probably increased over the last 20 years, over the last 10 years as well, so that now we can estimate that over any given year's period, probably one in ten poor people experience homelessness at least for a short period of time. That makes it not an individual personal problem, but a fact of life for many extremely poor people, and a major social problem. We can't begin to solve the problem unless we understand it and its reasons. One of these reasons is gentrificatiThe gentrification processes are widely researched in our time in various fields, from sociology to economics and even by artists. It is also our hope to be able to give the findings of these experts from different backgrounds and so draw a complete picture of this phenomenon. It is also very important to see the outcome of this policy from both sides; from the side of governments and from the side of the residents of the renewed areason.
agree with u oz
The largest homeless population is in the State of California.It is a very complex problem with many States failing to provide minimum shelter. If the paperwork and programs were simpler this human condition could be managed for those who are "normal". However, when you look at the Alcohol and drug component many homeless choose to become street hustlers. Many of these are suffering from criminal psychosis - - a hard problem to over come.When you look at those without Medical Insurance and suffering from disability - -you see confirmed or trapped homeless. The streets seldom have counselors and Police are ill equipped to render advice. Homelessness becomes all some of these people know. The innocent ones clean the streets and recycle cans and bottles. But the bottom-line truth when a homeless person falls to the ground ; especially older types very few passerby's will even stop to lend a hand. Those especially who came from poor backgrounds are insensitive to the needs of the afflicted. A recent study shows that people who are humble - -will do the most to help a stranger. Police are required to treat all homeless as loitering -vagrants. We no longer confine mentally ill to state hospitals- -as a result the population of homeless will never go to zero. I met a homeless person who slept on a back stairway to a church for 2 years because she was to proud to accept public aid ? Many people are too proud or are they in denial? As an architectural community we need only encourage our schools to do minimal shelter housing studies in creative ways. One example: is to convert vacant housing and adapt the floor plan to mostly semi-private rooms with a common kitchen. Yet, I see no effort to do quick and easy emergency shelters. The overall problem is essentially swept under the carpet. Both sides are to blame. http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=ca&topic=homeless Once upon a time there were no homeless and families lived in 3 generation homes; but to be modern means essentially to be selfish and turn your back on your family. I believe we are moral bound to give our parents as many years of our time as they gave unconditionally to us. Family is what we have from childhood - -our roots - -it's who we are. When families break down ! We must search deeply for the intent of Family Law that allows this effect. Their you may find the answer. In non-Islamic law the father is often treated like a second class citizen - - a paycheck. And when he or she fails to meet his support obligations - ( support is often imputed for architect's to unrealistic levels ) - the failure is not required to attend weekly probation - - that person is thrown into prison with criminals.
i always think to this people .my phd tez is about that,i try to fine a way to design affordable houses for this peopel...i see Alejandro Aravena work and some another work...i think about them and about how we can help them...:(
After 10 long years of fighting the system - - constantly re-writing articles about a black brother who was nearly homeless; then RUDELY thrown in jail for a year for being just $30 a week short on his child support- ( rather than placing him in probation for weekly reviews ? ). so even two jobs his disability caused him to always be a little short. Well, the system has finally changed.!
I nearly broke into tears; upon entering Westchester County Family Court , today - -I found a brand new large 3 story circular wing with a round open air atrium in the center area. One large "Pin Oak tree"- dead center-( the symbol of family roots - - a Tree known to hold it's leaves through winter ). AND The large bronze letters read " F A M I L Y C O U R T " Directly under it the sign said " P R O B A T I O N " :-)
"You tend to get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact;and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again" Steve Jobs "Syrian-American"