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Common Edge

The American Car Dealership Is Doomed

Considering that the average dealership has a floor area of about 21,000 square feet, that equals roughly 383.5 million square feet of retail space devoted to selling one type of product, and that doesn’t include the acres of parking and storage that are often part of these behemoths. Given these figures, it should concern nearly every community in the country that this is dead real estate walking.
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How Do We Solve America’s Housing Crisis?

The saga of the American suburb is a long one, often stained by blatant acts of poor planning, bad design, and outright racism. But the suburbs are key to the housing crisis conversation because fixing (not “abolishing”) the American suburb is a big part of the solution, whatever that may be.
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Marschitecture: The Glory and Folly of Space-Age Manifest Destiny

Colonizing space has been the periodic obsession of governments, industrialists, and artists alike for decades. It’s not hard to realize why. What grander objective is there than conquering the infinite? It’s Manifest Destiny without a compass.
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What -isms Can Tell Us About Architecture’s Preoccupation with “Human” Design

So if, suddenly, circa-2010, the “human experience” was the new bottom line, then we should inquire: What hole existed beforehand that (some) architects felt compelled to fill?
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Elevated and Isolated: In Consideration of the Urban Skyway

It’s time for these anti-urban relics to go.
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