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Glenwood Park in Atlanta, a new urbanist masterplanned community. Source: TSW Design

When thinking about real estate, many might assume that it’s primarily a tangible financial instrument; a tool of speculation. That wealth building comes before the physical structure that underlies the investment. After all, this is what the loudest voices in the field today seem to say. People are drawn into…

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A recently completed ADU in Austin, Texas, by JH Architecture. Source: Jeff Wilson Photography / Making Modern Home

America is in the midst of a desperate housing crisis. While this, alarmingly, isn’t yet a reality broadly accepted by society, this reality is unyielding. Much like the state of climate change discourse a decade or two ago, the facts are incorruptible, and will continue to threaten our neighbors around…

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Little Island on New York’s Hudson River overlooking the Meatpacking District,

All bad cities are alike; Each great city is great in its own way. Or something like that. All else equal, the more good things a city has, whether that be buildings, institutions, universities, restaurants, parks, bars, novel attractions or any of a thousand other categories, the better that place…

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Street in Telosa replete with flying cars, delivery robots and saguaro cactuses. Source: BIG

Utopias are easily dismissed. Part of this is in the name. Definitionally, utopia means “no place.” Coined by Thomas More in his 1516 classic, utopias aren’t meant to exist in the real world. …

The Cevallos Lofts in San Antonio, where new two bedroom apartments rent for ~$1,500. Source: Apartment Finder & Apartments.com

Few words are capable of inspiring strong oppositional responses when mentioned. On their own, words are usually anodyne, or broadly accepted to have good or bad connotations. While we may visualize something when we hear the words rose, book, or couch, there’s hardly much evocative polarity associated with them.

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Overhead view of a typical residential street. Source: Auction.com

Concerns over high housing prices have been ubiquitous this past year. Even the White House is talking about it. Finger-pointing has increased commensurately to pin blame on the rise. Explanations have ranged from low interest rates, a lack of supply, and pent-up demand (likely a combination of these factors), to…

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Fenwick, a 310 unit apartment building in Silver Spring, Maryland. Source: SK + I

Many of America’s towns and cities could charitably be described as boring. New development, that is. America is home to an incredible diversity of regional architectural and planning styles. We cherish what makes each of these places special, traveling far and wide to take in their idiosyncrasies and beauty. But…

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