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Floating shipping containers as affordable housing

A Copenhagen design firm has created new affordable housing units out of refurbished shipping containers that float, tethered to a dock in the inner harbor. These units combat the issue of land scarcity in the downtown core while reclaiming waterfront spaces.

Provoking images of life in urban slums

This thought provoking image gallery depicts daily life in slums located on the edges of urban centers around the world

How the refugee crisis in Europe is forcing planners and designers to rethink affordable housing

With an influx of new residents arriving as refugees in Europe, creative limits are being pushed, seeing a rise of innovative short and long-term solutions to the ever-growing housing shortages within European cities

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