Posts Tagged housing

Housing and Demographic Change

July 19, 2011
Housing and Demographic Change

The 2008 economic crash changed the way many Americans think about housing, at least for a while. While the faltering economy plays a key factor in what kind of dwellings people buy and rent, this CNBC report suggests that shifting demographics may be more important in the long term.  According to a report written by […]

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New Designs for Sustainable Homes

December 9, 2009
New Designs for Sustainable Homes

Today, kind readers, I would like to share two remarkable designs that I came across recently.  The first (pictured above) is a “net-zero neighborhood” just breaking ground in Boulder, CO.  Inhabitat reports that this will be the first development of it’s kind in the U.S.  It utilizes a geothermal heat pump system, large photovoltaic systems, […]

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NYC Greening Foreclosed Homes

April 27, 2009
NYC Greening Foreclosed Homes

And Who Will Now Live in Them? New York City is greening homes that have been foreclosed on. GlobeSt.com reports on the new initiative by the City to weatherize and update homes in neighborhoods that have been hit badly by the subprime mortgage bust. I’m a bit confused though. Less Americans are moving right now […]

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Bushurbs? Obamatropolis?

March 26, 2009

What to call the New Hoovervilles? Yesterday’s New York Times article highlighting the emergence of the new American shanty town, was perhaps the strongest visual expression of the American economic situation that we have seen thus far. (The blog with day traders putting their hands to their faces is only comic relief compared to this). […]

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House as Art

March 13, 2008
House as Art

Sustainable Art At That Two Chicago based artists have taken on the project of making the invisible, visible. In their home remodeling project, which is actually much more than that, they have literally gone green. While there are certainly plenty of sustainability minded components to the building, including a wind turbine, the hue of the […]

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