Truths and Fallacies Surrounding the Mortgage Interest Deduction: A Case Study of San Diego County

submitted by: jevans1357
The mortgage interest deduction (MID) represents the federal government’s largest housing subsidy. The MID is surrounded by significant debate regarding its equality and effectiveness. Opponents of the policy argue that it favors the rich, while supporters see it as a vital housing stimulus. The focus of this project is to provide a case study to use as complimentary evidence to the current literature, which is largely conceptual and policy based. To do this, the project is rooted in...

Thinking Inside the Box: Shipping Container Architecture and its Role for a Sustainable Future

submitted by: calvinhchan
As cities and suburbs encounter critical, consequential problems related to sprawl and unsustainable growth, the pressing need to achieve more while concurrently using less has become a priority for urban planning. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential role that shipping containers have in engendering high-quality urban infill development. Specifically, the study provided expository insight into the challenges and opportunities container architecture faces in providing...