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How a car-free community defeated parking minimums

Culdesac Tempe in the Arizona suburbs is creating desert-friendly housing for more than 1,000 people, none of whom will park on site. 
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In Phoenix, record heat is being fueled by urban sprawl

As the Arizona city shatters temperature records, its sprawling urban footprint is making things even hotter — and harder to keep people safe.
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Eliminating parking minimums could lower pollution. Will more cities buy in?

Parking minimums shape your entire life even if you don’t realize it, from the size of your rent check to the length of your commute to how many friends live nearby.

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3-D printed houses are ushering in a new era of cookie-cutter suburbia

3-D printed houses from the likes of Mighty Buildings and Icon are sustainable, relatively affordable, and quick to build.
They fought the lawn. And the lawn lost

They fought the lawn. And the lawn lost

After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law.
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The climate impact of your neighborhood, mapped

Where and how you live shapes your household’s contribution to climate change. Explore differences across the nation.
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The climate impact of your neighborhood, mapped

Where and how you live shapes your household’s contribution to climate change. Explore differences across the nation.
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