We study patterns in urban encampments and locate systems nearby to existing tent camps to offer an attractive alternative to street living. Destruction or displacement of urban tent camps has failed as a solution.
Urban-Camp addresses the pushback on tent camps, with dramatic improvement to the status quo. With secure personal storage inside, the camp environment is maintained as clean and organized. The units have a “home” look to fit into the neighborhood. And the sites are actively managed, to conform with community requirements.
Urban-Camp living units are designed for personal control. Living in common shelter using common facilities, has not been a solution for many people who continue to live on the street. Each Urban-Camp living unit is lockable and accessible only to the individual or family, except for emergency. Just like your home or apartment. All unit utilities are located in a compartment accessible for maintenance from outside.