Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Committee Member/Second Reader
For housing in a city to be successful and affordable, there needs to be a density of other residences, workplaces, and services with the infrastructure to reach other neighborhoods and communities. This requires new construction projects to fit within current urban development, where space is limited and expensive, or sprawl out into nearby suburbs, which often lacks the required transit infrastructure. The increasing success of ride-share companies and the recent investment by car companies on developing successful self-driving cars will, in the near future, free up large areas downtown previously used to park personal vehicles. By taking advantage of the future evolution of urban traffic and transit, affordable housing can be inserted within the city by reusing existing parking garages.
Chicago, Affordable Apartments, Micro Housing, Parking, Self-Driving Car, Driverless
Mora, Tamsan, "Transforming Parking Garages Into Affordable Housing" (2019). Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses. 36.