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Why Google’s plan to build a ‘smart’ neighborhood failed
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Why Google’s plan to build a ‘smart’ neighborhood failed

Less than a year ago, the Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs unveiled plans to test fantastical urban innovations across a 12-acre swath of Toronto's...

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9 eco-friendly home organization ideas
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9 eco-friendly home organization ideas

The shelves were collected from a neighbor’s trash pile trimmed down to fit the exact dimensions I needed. | Erin Scottberg DIY tips to consider...

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Carriage house turned loft-like condo asks $949K
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Carriage house turned loft-like condo asks $949K

Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, this building is a former carriage house now home to an airy three-bedroom, three-bath condo. Paul Robb, a...

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A bright attic renovation full of curves and yellow
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A bright attic renovation full of curves and yellow

What was once a dark and dingy attic is now a bright and cheerful room thanks to Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten. A young family enlisted the...

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The statement rug that finally made my apartment feel like home
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The statement rug that finally made my apartment feel like home

Finding an attractive, affordable, and eco-conscious rug was no easy task Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial...

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Quarantine pads, rural getaways, and ‘cityscapers’
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Quarantine pads, rural getaways, and ‘cityscapers’

Some Airbnb hosts are doing brisk business offering ways to get away from the impact of the coronavirus. | ArthurStock / Shutterstock.com Airbnb...

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My cohousing community helps fight coronavirus isolation
Blog 2 months ago
My cohousing community helps fight coronavirus isolation

“Cohousing itself is an intentional awareness and saying, the world isn’t working the way it should... and we’ve got to start modeling a different...

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Coronavirus rent crisis: ‘Millions of Americans will have trouble paying rent this month’
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Coronavirus rent crisis: ‘Millions of Americans will have trouble paying rent this month’

As paychecks and jobs disappear due to the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus, a looming question for Americans is, increasingly, how am I...

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Zillow, Opendoor suspend homebuying activity in the wake of coronavirus
Blog 2 months ago
Zillow, Opendoor suspend homebuying activity in the wake of coronavirus

If you're trying to sell your house right now, you may notice one potential buyer is conspicuously absent-iBuyers. iBuyers, short for "instant...

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Small apartment makes big statement with cobalt curtains
Blog 2 months ago
Small apartment makes big statement with cobalt curtains

Walls are irrelevant in this bold apartment in Kyiv, Ukraine. Local studio Ater Architects renovated the small residence for a young couple,...

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I used this easy-to-install shelving to create a walk-in closet in my apartment
Blog 2 months ago
I used this easy-to-install shelving to create a walk-in closet in my apartment

About four years ago, after a long search that required couch surfing at two different friends' places (with our hairless cat), my husband and I...

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Coronavirus: Trump announces sweeping eviction and foreclosure moratorium through April
Blog 2 months ago
Coronavirus: Trump announces sweeping eviction and foreclosure moratorium through April

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday a sweeping moratorium on foreclosures for homeowners with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac...

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Reno gambled with Tesla. Affordable housing paid the price.
Blog 3 months ago
Reno gambled with Tesla. Affordable housing paid the price.

Visitors to the BBQ, Brews and Blues festival listen to a band in downtown Reno on June 16, 2018. | AP The city’s tech-led transformation is...

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The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth
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The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth

Studio Rick Joy’s Tucson Mountain House was constructed from rammed earth an is a mix of modern minimalism and vernacular construction. | © Bill...

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I live alone. How do I feel less isolated in my neighborhood?
Blog 3 months ago
I live alone. How do I feel less isolated in my neighborhood?

Curbed’s advice columnist wants to help you solve even more of your biggest solo-dwelling dilemmas Welcome to House Rules, Curbed’s advice column;...

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Older Americans are aging in place. Are their homes ready?
Blog 3 months ago
Older Americans are aging in place. Are their homes ready?

Designed by David Baker architects, the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building, in San Francisco, includes a 15,000-square-foot senior community day...

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The 10 best cities in the U.S. to move to right now
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The 10 best cities in the U.S. to move to right now

Cities that capture that essential but elusive trait: livability Choosing where to live is one of the most personal, stressful, and meaningful...

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As sea level rises, Miami neighborhoods feel rising tide of gentrification
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As sea level rises, Miami neighborhoods feel rising tide of gentrification

One of the numerous murals decorating Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami facing gentrification pressures from the forthcoming Magic City...

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Could this 35-story, all-wood skyscraper help cities cut housing costs?
Blog 4 months ago
Could this 35-story, all-wood skyscraper help cities cut housing costs?

A "pure timber" proposal from Sidewalk Labs could make building homes cheaper and more climate-friendly One of the centerpiece ideas in Sidewalk...

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How Trump is rolling back housing desegregation rules, explained
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How Trump is rolling back housing desegregation rules, explained

One of the most pernicious ways that segregation and racism have manifested themselves in U. S. society is via laws and regulations about where...

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Stunning apartment building elevates concrete
Blog 4 months ago
Stunning apartment building elevates concrete

There's something about a Mexican concrete house that does it for us every single time. This new apartment building in Mexico City's posh Polanco...

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Will hosting the DNC pay off for these Milwaukee neighborhoods?
Blog 4 months ago
Will hosting the DNC pay off for these Milwaukee neighborhoods?

Milwaukee and its boosters hope the DNC can bring great economic benefits to the city and its neighborhoods this summer. | Shutterstock City hopes...

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Ikea is building a city store with lots of trees and no parking
Blog 4 months ago
Ikea is building a city store with lots of trees and no parking

Ikea is constantly testing the boundaries for where and how people want to shop for its endless supply of home goods. Last year, it opened a series...

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Sunny apartment basks in head-to-toe yellow
Blog 4 months ago
Sunny apartment basks in head-to-toe yellow

Yellow can be bright like a ray of sunshine or subdued like a shaft of wheat. The interiors of this Barcelona duplex designed by local studio...

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I never thought I’d feel at home in my neighborhood—until we got The Slide
Blog 4 months ago
I never thought I’d feel at home in my neighborhood—until we got The Slide

The primary-colored eyesore became a community gathering place We were at the end of one of those summer nights that draw out endlessly with their...

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The world’s oldest design techniques might be the most radical
Blog 4 months ago
The world’s oldest design techniques might be the most radical

The Subak rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia, represent some of the most biodiverse and productive farmlands in the world. They are one of the 18...

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8 private islands that cost as low as $20 per night—if you bring your friends
Blog 4 months ago
8 private islands that cost as low as $20 per night—if you bring your friends

At this dreamy island in Belize, 14 guests can stay for under $200 per person, per night. | VRBO The ultimate beachfront vacation for as low as $20...

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New book lets you cut and fold Le Corbusier’s most famous buildings
Blog 4 months ago
New book lets you cut and fold Le Corbusier’s most famous buildings

Architects have long taken inspiration from Le Corbusier's breed of modern architecture, and now, anyone can put their own bent on the Swiss-French...

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23 cheap (but expensive-looking) desk accents
Blog 4 months ago
23 cheap (but expensive-looking) desk accents

Stocking up on desk accessories generally doesn't rank high on the priority list. But in our opinion, it should: Most Americans spend some 40 hours...

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Historic barn conversion with midcentury flair asks $1.3M near NYC
Blog 4 months ago
Historic barn conversion with midcentury flair asks $1.3M near NYC

Looking for a bucolic getaway that's still commuting distance to Manhattan? Check out this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath barn conversion in...

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