Since I do not have time this week to write a real post that involves research I am simply posting some links to interesting reads or cool stuff that people have told me about or that I have found during the week. The topics of these links span everything from home construction and sustainability to ethical dilemmas of the day and random news articles. Enjoy!
|We need a little more vision like this in the world. It is a shame that the vast majority of the construction industry has continued its business as usual despite the massive potential to minimize climate change impacts.|
|Shout out to Lais and Fabio for informing me about this really cool home product that takes toaster ovens to the next level. https://www.brava.com/welcome/CookingWithBrava|
|An opinion on housing policy from the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/opinion/fair-housing-act-trump.html|
|Urban centers don’t require a major city to be highly livable. What a surprise. It looks like the United States real estate industry is finally learning about the value of not having to commute for hours every day.|
|On housing policy, urban spaces, and economic equality.|
|This is a cool little article about the origins of the Amsterdam Canal Houses and how they have changed over time.|
|The future is coming whether we like it or not but this is truly scary.|
|Shout out to Anzilah for telling me about this non-profit that is using massive 3d printers to build affordable housing. While I don’t think the current iteration of the technology fundamentally changes the economics of home construction this is an area worth watching for further development. https://newstorycharity.org/about-us/|
|Last but not least, an intriguing article about the origins and nature of America’s consumer culture. https://daily.jstor.org/selling-hedonism-in-postwar-america/|
Hopefully you enjoy the reads! Please excuse any typos!