Tract housing is a type of housing development in which several identical or similar houses are built on an area divided into lots. It came into use in suburbian places during the 1940s when the need for cheap housing reached its peak.
Here are some of the neighborhoods with tract housing concept.
UAE Nad Al Sheba III
Sun City in Arizona, the US
Moss Side in Manchester, UK
Huaxi Village in Ciangsu, China
Huaxi Village, located in the east of the city centre of Jiangyin, in Jiangsu Province, claims to be the richest village in China. Huaxi calls itself a model communist village.
Huaxi Village is known as the “Number One Village Under The Sky”. It was founded in 1961.
Paseos del Marqués in Querétaro, Mexico
Tract housing is getting more and more common throughout Mexico and Latin America in order to meet the need for cheap residence. However, a photographer named Jorge Taboada calls it a “sinister paradise.” It is because he thinks that the standardisation of home building depersonalizes people. Moreover, the repetitive construction of the identical houses creates a sinister and a “geometric fascination.” Taboada also reflects his ideas through his aerial photography series of these copy- paste looking suburbs called “Alta Densidad.”