Part of a series of Design Talks to accompany the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, “Housing for All” addresses the critical importance of providing affordable housing. National Design Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, the president of Community Solutions, and San Francisco–based affordable housing architect David Baker discuss the future of affordable housing in the United States and its importance for our most vulnerable citizens. Responding to California’s housing crisis, Baker’s firm, David Baker Architects has designed more than ten thousand units throughout California using a set of elegant, economical, and “human-centric” design principles for place-based affordable housing. Community Solutions’ proposal for retrofitting NYCHA’s Tilden Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn, provides a blueprint for responding to New York City’s aging and deteriorating public housing.

By the People: Designing a Better America is made possible by the generous support of

Additional support is provided by Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie, Deutsche Bank, Gensler, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Autodesk, and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.