Tag: Zoning

Worried About Living in a Flood Zone? Try a House That Floats.

As sea levels rise and storms worsen, threatening the planet’s fragile coastlines, some architects and developers are looking to the water not as a looming threat, but as a frontier for development. “We want to change cities worldwide, we want to see how we can push the cities into the water,” said Koen Olthuis, a […]

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How Tokyo Achieves Affordable Housing

Yuta Yamasaki and his wife moved from southern Japan to Tokyo a decade ago because job prospects were better in the big city. They now have three sons — ages 10, 8 and 6 — and they are looking for a larger place to live. But Mr. Yamasaki, who runs a gelato shop, and his […]

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