Micro apartments are the future of urban living



Museum of the city of New York : Architect
Making Room exhibition was inspired by Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, a study created the strengthen the city’s economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life in anticipation of a projected population increase of more than one million people by the year 2030. The report also revealed that building codes and housing laws –including density controls as well as minimum room and unit sizes– that were developed in the early twentieth century no longer reflect the reality of contemporary New York.
Perhaps more importantly the exhibition also aims to inspire policy changes to make these designs legal and address the larger issues surrounding the impending housing crisis is cities across America.


http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/2013/02/micro-apartments-are-the-future-of-urban-living/