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Brave new home : our future in smarter, simpler, happier housing / Diana Lind.

Lind, Diana, (author.).

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Easton Main Library 333.33 L742b (Text) 31901004476042 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 03/17/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541742666
  • ISBN: 1541742664
  • Physical Description: vii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bold Type Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-243) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I.A history of single family housing -- The golden age of shared living -- The rise of the single-family home -- Mismatched housing and demographics -- Part II. New ways of living -- Living better, together -- Small is beautiful -- Three generations, one roof -- Housing that heals -- Part III. How to get the housing we want -- Disrupting housing policy, industry and advocacy.
Summary, etc.:
"Over the past century, American demographics and social norms have shifted dramatically. If trends continue, we should expect to see more people living alone, later-in-life marriages, fewer (and smaller) new families, and a majority-minority population that skews older and older. Americans' daily life and preferences have also changed, whether by choice or by force, to become more virtual, more mobile, and less stable. But housing today largely looks the same as it did in 1950. In Brave New Home, Diana Lind shows why the government-subsidized suburbs full of single-family houses are bad for us and our planet, and details the new efforts underway that better reflect the way we live now, to ensure that the way we live next is both less lonely and more affordable. Lind takes readers into the homes and communities that are seeking alternatives to the American norm, from multi-generational living, in-law suites, and co-living to microapartments, tiny houses, and new rural communities. Drawing on Lind's expertise and the stories of Americans caught in or forging their on paths outside of our cookie-cutter housing trap, Brave New Home offers a diagnosis of the current crisis in American housing and a radical re-imagining of the possibilities of housing"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Housing > United States.
Housing > Economic aspects > United States.
Housing, Single family > United States.

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