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Total Population 512.000 128.000 32.000 8.000 2.000

100 % Total Population 65 % Caucasian 35 % African American

500 1660 Lenape Indians

1814

1827

Fulton Weeksville Ferry & Carrville

1855

1868

1883

Street Eastern Brooklyn Grid Parkway Bridge

1920 Opening Subway

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1945

1957 1965

White Brooklyn Immigration Flight Dodgers and Nationto LA ality Act

1991

2008

Crown Increased Heights Racial Tension Riots

HISTORY


Total Population 512.000 128.000

100 % Total Population

32.000

70 % Caucasian

8.000 2.000

30 % African American

500 1660 Lenape Indians

1814

1827

Fulton Weeksville Ferry & Carrville

1855

1868

1883

Street Eastern Brooklyn Grid Parkway Bridge

1920 Opening Subway

CROWN HEIGHTS Exploring the grid

1945

1957 1965

White Brooklyn Immigration Flight Dodgers and Nationto LA ality Act

1991

2008

Crown Increased Heights Racial Riots Tension

HISTORY


Total Population 100 % Total Population

512.000 128.000 32.000

60%

African American

8.000 30 % Caucasian

2.000

10 % Hispanic

500 1660 Lenape Indians

1814

1827

Fulton Weeksville Ferry & Carrville

1855

1868

1883

Street Eastern Brooklyn Grid Parkway Bridge

1920 Opening Subway

CROWN HEIGHTS Exploring the grid

1945

1957 1965

White Brooklyn Immigration Flight Dodgers and Nationto LA ality Act

1991

2008

Crown Increased Heights Racial Riots Tension

HISTORY


Total Population

100 % Total Population

512.000 128.000 60 % African American

32.000 8.000

25 % Hispanic

2.000 500

15 % Caucasian 1660 Lenape Indians

1814

1827

Fulton Weeksville Ferry & Carrville

1855

1868

1883

Street Eastern Brooklyn Grid Parkway Bridge

1920 Opening Subway

CROWN HEIGHTS Exploring the grid

1945

1957 1965

White Brooklyn Immigration Flight Dodgers and Nationto LA ality Act

1991

2008

Crown Increased Heights Racial Riots Tension

HISTORY


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THE GRID


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TRAFFIC INTENSITY


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LAYERS OF INFRASTRUCTURE Bike lanes, busses and (subway-)trains


Commercial and office buildings Mixed residential and commercial buildings

Infrastructure

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COMMERCIAL SYSTEM Infrastructure defines landuse


Manufacturing

S- & L-train

Transportation and utility

Atlantic Avenue

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INDUSTRIAL LINE Infrastructure defines landuse


How can we prevent infrastructure from defining borders?

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INFRASTRUCTURE


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THE GRID


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IRREGULARITIES IN THE GRID


23 %

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IRREGULARITIES IN THE GRID Total area of irregularities


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vacant land


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vacant land and IRREGULARITIES


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vacant land and IRREGULARITIES


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vacant land and IRREGULARITIES


How can we use these irregularities in the grid more efficiently?

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IRREGULARITIES


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TYPOLOGY


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TYPOLOGY


Manufacturing

Commercial

Multi residential

Institution

Transportation and utility

Mixed use

Single residential

Vacant

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TYPOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


Manufacturing

Commercial

Multi residential

Institution

Transportation and utility

Mixed use

Single residential

Vacant

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TYPOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


Do we need a new flexible typology, on the scale of the block?

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TYPOLOGICAL DIVERSITY


NYCHA Development Median household income below $ 25.000

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PUBLIC HOUSING AND POVERTY


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TOWER IN THE PARK A problematic episode for the neighborhood


How can we rehabilitate the ‘tower in the park’, without simply pushing the low-income tenants out?

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TOWER IN THE PARK


Opportunities for a ‘toolbox’ to improve the grid

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Presentation Crown Heights  

Presentation Review 2 on 25/11/2011 by Antrees Engelen, Koen Moesen, Pieter Van den Poel, Arnout Van Soom, and Sofie Verjans

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