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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Architecture |Affordable Housing | Yale

Architecture |Affordable Housing | Yale: Graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture have unveiled contemporary, wooden home that they claim could be a solution for low-income neighborhoods.
Part of the school’s Jim Vlock Building Project – a program focused on low-cost homes in low-income areas of New Haven – the 1,000-square-foot house located in New Haven’s West River district is based on the idea of a multi-functional core, according to Dezeen.

Once a 'Burger King', now a real estate mogul - The Times of India

Once a 'Burger King', now a real estate mogul - The Times of India: Mahendra Nath's investment journey began with a duplex many years ago. Using the profit he made out of a appreceiating real estate market, he bought two Burger King restaurants, and continued to grow. His Nath Companies now has 6500 employees working in multiple sectors.

An alumnus of the the Delhi University, Nath's company was recognized as the top minority-owned business in Minnesota. Like hundreds of thousands of Indians in the US, he had come as a student and trained as an engineer about 50 years ago.

View from the top of the real estate market: Exciting or scary? - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

View from the top of the real estate market: Exciting or scary? - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC: The top of a real estate boom market can be an exciting place, filled with giddy deals and record-setting construction. But somewhere beyond the top lurks the inevitable fall, like the first hill of a roller coaster.

That was the underlying tension at the Urban Land Institute Charlotte’s annual real estate market forecast this week. In a plush event room at Myers Park Country Club, a panel of local real estate experts agreed this was one of the best markets in generations.

Apartment construction is at a record high. The industrial market is strong. Office towers are rising again. And the Urban Land Institute ranked Charlotte the third most attractive market to invest in nationwide for 2016.

“We were thinking we should re-title the panel ‘Charlotte at the top: Exciting or frightening?’” said moderator Mike Ortlip, of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.

Peter S. Cohan: Freight Farms to grow local greens for Worcester State - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA

Peter S. Cohan: Freight Farms to grow local greens for Worcester State - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA: Freight Farms, a company co-founded by a locally educated entrepreneur, grows food in shipping containers, and Worcester State University plans to start using lettuce grown in one of the company’s Leafy Green Machines in January.
Freight Farms, a Boston-based agriculture startup, says it is “on a mission to create a more sustainable and connected food system. The company provides the tools and services that enable fresh food production in any environment. Freight Farm’s flagship product, the LGM, is a complete hydroponic growing facility built entirely inside a shipping container, with environmental controls and indoor growing technology.”

Homes sprouting up around farms - Videos - CBS News

Homes sprouting up around farms - Videos - CBS News: A new trend is growing around the country: call it the "agrihood," in which suburban homes are built next to working farms. More than 200 homeowners in an Atlanta suburb are living adjacent to a 25-acre organic farm, making the journey from farm to table very short indeed. Mark Strassmann paid a visit to Serenbe.

Home of the week: Amazing views from one of Back Bay’s most exclusive addresses - Luxury living - Boston.com

Home of the week: Amazing views from one of Back Bay’s most exclusive addresses - Luxury living - Boston.com: Nations have their anthems and colleges have their fight songs, so there should be some tune to accompany you while you sit on the roof deck in this penthouse condominium atop the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel (“Up on the Roof” by Carole King is too obvious). It’s just a marvelous place to be, and at roughly 650 square feet, there’s plenty of space to take in the view, to grill, and to relax like couch potatoes.
The deck is reached by a small, private hydraulic elevator connecting directly to the two-bedroom unit one floor below. Step out of the elevator into a short hall across from the master.

San Francisco 49ers' Joe Staley sells Bay Area home for $1.89 million - LA Times

San Francisco 49ers' Joe Staley sells Bay Area home for $1.89 million - LA Times: As the San Francisco 49ers look to rebound following a 3-6 start, offensive lineman Joe Staley has made a change away from the field, selling his home in San Jose for $1.89 million.

Built in the 1950s and since renovated, the ranch-style house in the Willow Glen area has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on a single level.

Daisy Prince on Her Greenwich Village Apartment - The New York Times

Daisy Prince on Her Greenwich Village Apartment - The New York Times

Memphis' travel essentials include history, music and beer - Longview News-Journal - Longview, TX

Memphis' travel essentials include history, music and beer - Longview News-Journal - Longview, TX: This city loves its music. It protects its history. And it's really starting to like its beer.

Travelers to Memphis need to know the basics of this Tennessee city nestled along the Mississippi River. It is a capital of blues, rock 'n' roll and soul music, a gritty city where influential musicians like B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Otis Redding lived and worked.

Memphis: 'A Box of Yellow Stars' is a history lesson we should never forget | Examiner.com

Memphis: 'A Box of Yellow Stars' is a history lesson we should never forget | Examiner.com: If you've not seen Natalie Parker-Lawrence's play, "A Box of Yellow Stars" at Theatreworks in Memphis, you have missed a treasure. It is a treasure in more ways than one, but does not involve money or material riches. It is a treasure of human suffering, denial, secrets, sacrifice, human kindness, and ultimately love. It delves deep into the psyche of human feelings of complete despair, without a foreseeable positive outcome, and how one person brought 15 others out of that bondage, and certain death, and delivered them into a new world of hope.

Ohio landowners in 57 counties eligible for ag easement funds - Farm and Dairy

Ohio landowners in 57 counties eligible for ag easement funds - Farm and Dairy: Ten land trusts, three counties, one township and nine soil and water conservation districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state.

These organizations will receive the latest round of farmland preservation allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. Program sponsor organizations will accept applications from Ohio landowners interested in selling an agricultural easement on their farms.

Sustainable farming keeps Illinois couple busy - THonline.com: Agriculture

Sustainable farming keeps Illinois couple busy - THonline.com: Agriculture: It was a bitter cold morning, with a light dusting of snow on the windswept pasture, when a little boy tried to save a pig named Taco.
The morning -- it happened last November -- started like many others at Live Springs Farm. Rowan Weber was helping his parents round up a dozen of the farm's pasture-raised pigs for slaughter later that day.
But as they went about the business of sorting out the day's selections, the 5-year-old realized that, with only two dozen pigs left from the season's litters, time was running out.
And so the tears started flowing when his mother gestured toward Taco -- raised by hand after the piglet was stepped on by its mother.