1997 was filled with unforgettable events, not the least of which were Steve Jobs’ triumphant return to Apple, Tiger Woods becoming the youngest golfer ever to win the Masters and James Cameron’s “Titanic” nabbing the biggest box office grosses in movie history.
For AND, the year’s highlight was our publication of Good Neighbors: Affordable Housing (Design for Living), the first book of its kind to focus on design quality in affordable housing. Both this project and a companion slideshow resulted from AND winning a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) grants.
Written by AND’s R. Thomas Jones, William Pettus and Michael Pyatok, Good Neighbors takes a look at the ways communities around the country solved affordable housing problems with creativity and resourcefulness. Providing a history of affordable housing in the US, Good Neighbors also relates the inspiring stories of the people and partnerships behind built projects despite scarce resources and many obstacles. Good Neighbors became the basis for the federal Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) database and website on affordable housing at www.designadvisor.org.
Good Neighbors is a testament to the ability, vision and perseverance of affordable housing advocates fighting for housing equity, reflecting AND’s mission to build and revitalize healthy communities