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Holographic home decoration trends; house robots that patrol your property and clean the living room; novel home building trends with next-gen appliances built in—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the home.

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https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/how-the-pandemic-is-changing-home-inspections-1004176840/
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Canadian Underwriter
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3167922/The-end-urban-sprawl-Ambitious-plan-fit-entire-CITY-inside-single-bee-hive-skyscraper-house-25-000.html
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Daily Mail
The 'Vertical City' project, overseen by Luca Curci, an architect based in Bari, Italy, features a slick-looking tower, which would be population-dense and able to hold 2,500 people at any time.
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https://medium.com/@BJ_Murphy/3-reasons-why-the-future-will-be-minimal-71fe0fcaca6d
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Medium
As a result of certain emerging technologies, I believe minimalist living and minimalist homes will likely take over a majority of peoples’ lives.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/vancouver-declares-5-of-homes-empty-and-liable-for-new-tax
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The Guardian
After introducing a 20% tax on foreign buyers, the city in western Canada is continuing to tackle housing affordability
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/7/18171441/foldimate-laundry-folding-robot-ces-2019
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The Verge
Foldimate brought a fully working prototype of its laundry-folding machine to CES this year, and we tried it out. The machine still requires users to clip each item individually, but the device worked as advertised, presenting a neatly folded T-shirt in about 5 seconds.
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http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2013/07/new-rent-laws-aim-keep-paris-becoming-only-rich/6187/
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CityLab
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/11/housing-crisis-single-family-homes-policy-227265
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Politico
Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-18/robotronica-natural-language-programming-next-step-home-robots/6686974
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ABC
Having a robot understand and act upon a set of instructions similar to the ones you would give a child is not such a far-fetched idea anymore, robotic experts say.
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https://metro.co.uk/2016/01/16/robots-are-taking-over-and-theyll-do-all-your-hoovering-5627166/
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Metro UK
Ian is an Atlas robot that vacuums, sweeps and takes out the rubbish - he was created by Boston Dynamics which were recently bought by Google.
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https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=38250.php
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Nanowerk
A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-welcome-to-shanghai-the-capital-of-the-future/
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The Globe And Mail
Shanghai, one of the planet’s most populous urban centres, is growing at breakneck speed. But thanks to decades of planning, they’re doing it right. The city is destined for global supremacy
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https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/smart-home-devices-data-privacy/578425/
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The Atlantic
As internet-connected devices and appliances accumulate, one academic foresees “the monetization of every move you make.”
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https://interestingengineering.com/15-small-robots-that-will-invade-your-home-sooner-than-you-think
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Interesting Engineering
Whether you like it or not, the age of robots coexisting with humans is finally here. Here’s a list of small robots that may be a part of your home very soon.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKYaNEwd34g
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Wall Street Journal
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http://www.grunge.com/57222/futuristic-cities-already-built/
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Grunge
These cities provide a snapshot of what our future will have in store for us.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/renting-in-america-has-never-been-this-expensive
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Bloomberg
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46880468
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BBC
How 3D software supercharged with real-time data can simulate complex designs before they're built.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-11/cities-and-suburbs-are-becoming-pretty-similar
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Bloomberg
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/floor-cleaning-robots-a-k-robotics-1.4881482
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CBC
A&K Robotics was founded by three UBC graduates in 2015 and has developed a technology that turns conventional floor cleaning machines into self-driving robots.
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http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038982/visualizing/6-imaginative-redesigns-for-the-worlds-fastest-growing-and-most-unequal-cities
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Fast Company
From floating neighborhoods in Lagos to nonprofit housing in New York City, architects dream up fanciful ideas for how cities of the future can grapple with swelling populations.
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https://www.factor-tech.com/robotics/4301-robot-nanny-to-be-sold-in-japanese-stores-from-2015/
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Factor