I've had this Safari tab open for over a month. Perhaps that says a lot about me. Anyways.
This New York Times article on public housing struck a cord with me. I've been interested in public housing projects for their altruistic nature, attempting to create affordable housing in expensive cities, often interesting architectural designs, their scale and selfishly for their photographic qualities.
For the most part public housing projects have failed. At least the 1950's and 60's projects have failed. In Columbus, there is a recent public housing project that is set inside a vibrant walkable neighborhood. Its a much smaller project that integrates with its neighborhood rather than breaking from it with 'super blocks'. New York's is littered these super blocks. (see above)
It's a great story coming out of San Francisco, hopefully this model will continue to spread.