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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Future of Home Building: Are Small Homes the New Wave?

Hanse Rotor Home: Smart Dwelling
Hanse Rotor Home: Smart Dwelling

180° Urban Design has been working on the Smart Dwelling Initiative with the New Urban Guild by participating in a national conversation on the future of home building. One of the first questions being addressed, Are small homes the new wave? To give you a general idea of the project, the Smart Dwelling Initiative will put the American home on a diet. The Smart Dwelling Initiative will encompass a number of plan types and sizes, but the average size will be about half of last years bloated American house. Here, Brian Hendrickson speaks on the efficiency of building smarter, smaller homes.


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