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Mews homes are an affordable and flexible model for mid-block family housing.
The Side Hustle House has been designed to supplement primary income and evolve as household needs change.
A new urban tool is designed help cities, planners, and developers with scenario planning.
While bemoaning another proposed flat-roofed box fronting on a new urban park in Charlotte, my city, I took a look at Central Park, Manhattan, on Google Maps 3-D and found all sorts of interesting, distinct yet similar, hats to buildings. ...
Well-designed urban roundabouts solve traffic delay problems while slashing the kinetic energy of motor vehicles in intersections, improving safety and allowing for placemaking.
Transect-based Lean Codes have compact formats, bare-bones standards, and lighter (pink) red tape, in contrast to the excessive controls, redundancies, contradictions, delays, and unintended consequences created by conventional zoning.


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