Talk:Tract housing

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Damn! That pic creeps me out. The least they could do is change the colors. 198.237.142.5 17:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)


"In spite of this mocking, ever-increasing numbers of Americans choose to reside in tract homes, including single-family, townhomes, even multi-unit condos and apartments built on the same priciples."

What, did a developer write this or something? Can I point out that tract homes are virtually the ONLY "choice" a lot of people have these days? Our population is increasing. Almost ALL new development is tract home suburbia. Revitalizing actual cities is still a young concept and even in places where you are able to move to a real city, doing so is very expensive and beyond peoples' reach. I live in suburbia but I sure as hell wouldn't call living in a suburb or going broke a "choice."

Why tract?[edit]

Is it because they are built along a tract (road)? Maikel 10:57, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


No, tract is this case refers to a tract of land. A developer acquires a tract of land and develops in along the lines discussed in the article.Wschart (talk) 01:00, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

More historic examples[edit]

You might want to add some historic housing projects in Europe, like

the "Fuggerei" in Augsburg from the 15th century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuggerei)

the "Nyboder" houses in Copenhagen 1631-1795 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyboder)

the 1930 "Laubenganghäuser" in Dessau, Germany, Bauhaus-style (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus_Dessau#Siedlung_T.C3.B6rten_und_Laubengangh.C3.A4user – German site)

Further http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Mallaun#Dornbirn

"Semirurali" Bolzano-Bozen http://www.tecneum.eu/index.php?option=com_tecneum&task=object&id=509 with impressive arial picture http://www.tecneum.eu/index.php?option=com_tecneum&task=object&id=509#, historic view of a house http://www.tecneum.eu/images/stories/objects/thumbs/semirurali.jpg and http://www.tecneum.eu/images/stories/objects/thumbs/semirurali%20-%20aufbau%20u%20gesamtplan.jpg (The site is availabe in Italian and German only).

Fritz Jörn (talk) 03:57, 21 September 2011 (UTC)