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Affordable Housing by Fangcheng Architects

The Shenzhen government is planning to build 240,000 affordable housing units within a 15.36 million square meter construction area in Shenzhen, China. The current strategy (put together for the 12th five-year-plan for affordable housing in Shenzhen) aims to build outside the urban center. Due to potentially longer commutes and a sense of isolation from the city center, residents have reacted negatively towards the plan even though housing prices will be lower. Via designboom.