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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.
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After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 84, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.
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Renowned Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65

Architect Zaha Hadid died on Thursday at age 65. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor.
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Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65

Hadid was first famous for spectacular designs that were never built — but later proved her ideas worked in the real world, not just on paper. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker prize.
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Another Way Of Living: The Story Of Reston, Va.

Reston, Va. was built to be a special place. A new film takes a look at how time has transformed the community's revolutionary vision.

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Encore: Housing Costs Inspire London Builders To Create Underground Mansions

High housing costs are encouraging Londoners to build down instead of up. They're digging out basements to create underground mansions. This story originally aired on Jan. 4, 2016 on Morning Edition.
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Meet The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism To The Masses

Nearly 60 years ago, William Krisel did everything he could to break the monotony of tract housing. In the process, he proved that modernism could be both livable and affordable.
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This House Is A Work Of Art, So The Owner Is Donating It To A Museum

This dramatic home — which you might recognize from The Big Lebowski — clings to the side of a canyon above Los Angeles. It's being given to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Pop-Ups, Parking, and Mom-And-Pop Shops: New Zoning Rules For The District

The term "zoning" puts many to sleep, but new rules in the District address hot-button issues: adding floors to row-houses, renting out English basements, and parking minimums for new apartment buildings. We consider how the regulations will affect local neighborhoods, and how they compare to nearby jurisdictions.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

From Newark to Tokyo, large-scale indoor farms are being built in and around cities worldwide. Proponents argue they provide fresher crops to local consumers, while cutting transportation costs, carbon emissions and water use. But skeptics say they are not cost effective and consume too much energy. The pros and cons of indoor urban agriculture.

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