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Why mayors and urban leaders will have a bigger impact in 2018 elections
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Why mayors and urban leaders will have a bigger impact in 2018 elections

It’s not news that Democrats tend to win in urban parts of the country, or that they support programs that would help their urban constituents. But...

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You can walk on the roof of this sloping brick library in India
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You can walk on the roof of this sloping brick library in India

From a house whose roof is made from seaweed and driftwood, to a town hall that serves as a physical bridge over a river, there is no shortage of...

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Camper van sleeps four and hides a clever bathroom
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Camper van sleeps four and hides a clever bathroom

The world of conversion vans has been growing by leaps and bounds, with new companies popping up every month. But one trusted name in the camper...

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French retirement home gets the millennial pink treatment
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French retirement home gets the millennial pink treatment

Millennial pink, the color we all love to love (and love to hate), isn’t just for the youth anymore. At least if we’re to believe this beautiful...

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Historic mansion with 7 fireplaces asks $650K
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Historic mansion with 7 fireplaces asks $650K

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions....

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The pure joy of HGTV’s ‘My Lottery Dream Home’
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The pure joy of HGTV’s ‘My Lottery Dream Home’

The last time I hate-watched House Hunters, I found myself seething as a woman rejected one perfectly good home after another because it lacked her...

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Fake ’50s town offers real benefits for people with dementia
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Fake ’50s town offers real benefits for people with dementia

Inside a sprawling beige warehouse in Southern California is what some researchers believe could be the next big thing in dementia care. Town...

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Sony’s $2,900 robot dog now on sale in the U.S.
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Sony’s $2,900 robot dog now on sale in the U.S.

When Sony first released the Aibo in 1999, the animatronic pup sold out within 20 minutes of its launch. Understandably. With its floppy-ish ears...

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Cozy historic cottage with beamed ceilings asks $344K
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Cozy historic cottage with beamed ceilings asks $344K

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Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon
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Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon

Robert Venturi’s passing yesterday at age 93 bookends the life of an extraordinarily influential architect and scholar. Working in tandem with his...

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Volkswagen debuts electric cargo version of iconic hippie van
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Volkswagen debuts electric cargo version of iconic hippie van

Electric cars are in the headlines these days, dominating discussions everywhere from climate change summits to RV shows. And while we’ve seen some...

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Postmodernism trailblazer Robert Venturi dies at age 93
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Postmodernism trailblazer Robert Venturi dies at age 93

Noted American architect Robert Venturi has died at age 93. According to a statement provided by Venturi’s family to The Architect’s Newspaper...

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New home flipping platform sells to the first bidder, not the highest
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New home flipping platform sells to the first bidder, not the highest

Amherst Residential, the founder of the single-family rental company Main Street Renewal, is getting into the home flipping business this week with...

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Marines 3D printed an entire concrete barrack in less than two days
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Marines 3D printed an entire concrete barrack in less than two days

Forget fancy houses and high-design benches—the next big use for 3D printing is far less glamorous and far more practical. The U.S. Marine Corps...

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Florida town is first in the world to test autonomous school shuttles
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Florida town is first in the world to test autonomous school shuttles

The southwestern Florida town of Babcock Ranch bills itself as the nation’s first solar-powered town. Now, it can add another big high-tech notch...

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Can money create a neighborhood?
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Can money create a neighborhood?

Can you build a neighborhood out of money? It’s a defining question in America’s fastest-growing cities. When a major residential project rises,...

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Shipping container house in the desert asks $610K
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Shipping container house in the desert asks $610K

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Cities, obsessed with electric cars, overlook simple solutions at climate summit
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Cities, obsessed with electric cars, overlook simple solutions at climate summit

California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week with two jaw-dropping announcements. Not...

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Camper fits in a Sprinter and expands to four times its size
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Camper fits in a Sprinter and expands to four times its size

Whether you love a teardrop or an adventure van, most campers stick to the basics: A place to sleep, cook, and lounge. But every now and again we...

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9 cities with smart ideas to improve transportation
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9 cities with smart ideas to improve transportation

Transportation systems don’t just move people around—they can also be catalysts for moving cities forward. But too often, between state-level...

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Untouched midcentury modern gem asks $535K
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Untouched midcentury modern gem asks $535K

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New app Dryp wants to be your ‘personal plant assistant’
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New app Dryp wants to be your ‘personal plant assistant’

Ever overwater a succulent or underwater a spider plant? You’re not alone. Plants are hard. They’re also having a moment. These two facts combined...

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Tiny house tries indoor-outdoor living with sliding roof
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Tiny house tries indoor-outdoor living with sliding roof

Tiny home designers try all kinds of clever tricks to make their houses slightly more spacious, but credit where credit’s due: This tiny home has...

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New ‘Airstream hotel’ coming to Yosemite National Park
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New ‘Airstream hotel’ coming to Yosemite National Park

For many, camping in the great outdoors or a quaint teardrop trailer is the perfect way to get away. But others may prefer to “glamp,” otherwise...

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Swedish apartment for sale is a daring mix of old and new
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Swedish apartment for sale is a daring mix of old and new

There’s something charming about a house that’s frozen in time, but this Swedish apartment is a reminder that nothing compares to a perfect balance...

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Brutalist beauty in Texas Hill Country asks $849K
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Brutalist beauty in Texas Hill Country asks $849K

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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars
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Ikea’s Space10 imagines the future of self-driving cars

If you weren’t stuck in gridlock, where might you be? And if you didn’t have to focus on driving, what else might you do? A new autonomous vehicle...

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Apartment building in Denmark will only rent to pet owners
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Apartment building in Denmark will only rent to pet owners

For anyone who’s missed out on a dream apartment because of their pup, take solace: There’s an entire apartment complex in Denmark dedicated to...

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No-frills travel trailer camps 2 for $7K
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No-frills travel trailer camps 2 for $7K

We’ve been on an affordable camper streak this week at Curbed, highlighting lightweight, budget camper trailers and a conversion camper that gets...

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Meet the twist-and-turning streetlamp of the future
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Meet the twist-and-turning streetlamp of the future

The humble streetlight is an indicator of the times. Before electricity and incandescents, towns would light their streets using gasoline or...

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