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Development without displacement? A realty reality?

The concept of "development without displacement" is being discussed on several, national US platforms.

Architectural Record recently dedicated its October issue to the matter of housing (https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13658-the-housing-crisis-in-america) and cited several US markets where housing has far exceeded income. Approaching the matter from a first world perspective, the issue asks how--and if--architects can be a force for change.

Ultimately, Architects have little control. Architects require benefactors, those paying for their artistic, civilization-creating services when DEMAND requires it. Architects do not create the program, their clients do, and it is the client who ultimately determines the end goal. For instance, a developer comes to an Architect with a site and asks for 100 units of a certain size that will be marketed toward a certain demographic; it is the Architect's job to creatively package a design that answers the developer's …