The symposium “Complexity: Dutch and American Housing” will explore the similarities and differences between the way housing is designed, developed, and constructed in the Netherlands and in the United States, as a way to create new practices. The dialogue is inspired by complex housing, a special form of housing developed in Northern Europe, provides an innovative model that includes:
- Moderate to high density
- Mixed income housing
- Dwellings for purchase and for rent
- Three or more housing types
- Mixed use
- Notable architectural design
The conference will address questions on how to build equitable housing that 1) incorporates mixed-income households, 2) includes rental and purchase opportunities, 3) is financed in new ways, and 4) is architecturally innovative and diverse?