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Walk Score: How an Online Tool is Changing the Way We Think About “Walkability”

Walk Score is a website that takes a physical address—enter yours here—and uses software to compute data that can measure the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood. Once you type in an address, data is aggregated into an intuitive interface, showing you … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Word, ‘Affordable’

The letter “A” symbolizes a badge of shame in the famous novel, The Scarlet Letter.  Known to stand for the act of adultery, the “A” could easily represent that of “affordable” or “affordability,” which some will argue, evoke equally negative … Continue reading

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Who Needs Land When You Have Water?

Photo: DeltaSync The Dutch are experimenting with floating buildings.  The Netherlands, sitting largely below sea level, is highly susceptible to flooding.  In an act of preparation for the effects of global climate change, a 10,764 square-foot domed structure has been … Continue reading

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