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Why Fresh Air Helps You Think: Top 5 Stories This Week

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 19, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Oct 18, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  On Our Radar Squeezing big box stores (and more people) into cities, living in a CO 2 fog, and tallying up the value of green homes. The "Värm" home from Bensonwood's Unity Homes offshoot is inspired by Swedish design. Photo Credit: Unity Homes How much more dense can you get? It turns out you can get pretty darn dense even without building mile-high skyscrapers, according to Lloyd Alter at Treehugger . He points out that Montreal has areas packed with three-story walkups and 11,000 people per square kilometer—and argues that the density-by-skyscraper philosophy just doesn’t work in most places, in part due to “losses for circulation, fire stairs, elevators and separating distances between buildings.” read more






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