June 26, 2013

Beyond Bricks & Sticks. A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Senior Housing Developer Sees Win-Win In Transit-Based Communities

(RECAP: Transit-oriented locations serve not only as a selling point to prospectiveresidents who wish not to drive, but for the cities and states in which they are located.)

The New Green Housing Trend: Moderation

(RECAP: According to a Boston-based architecture firm that has made a name for itself for embracing low-energy building and sustainable practices, the new trend in green building should be toward simplicity and moderation.)

Easy-to-assemble emergency flatpack shelter uses less than cubic meter of material

(RECAP: In the aftermath of a natural disaster, rapidly deployable, temporary housing is vital for recovery to happen in a smoother fashion. This emergency shelter takes a modular approach to provide an adaptable dwelling.)

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