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Posted 07.19.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Anisha Gade: Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village



London, 2012
Of the 2800 units in the Olympic Village, nearly half are slated to become public housing (with the remainder sold at market rate). Shown here is one of the many courtyard blocks. Officials hope the housing complex will anchor a vibrant district supported by new infrastructure such as transit and community facilities.

[Photo from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games]

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Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village
On Places, a slideshow on the urban form of Olympic Villages, from derelict ruins in Berlin to suburban townhomes in Sydney to public housing in Athens.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anisha Gade is currently pursuing dual masters degrees in city planning and architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
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