Why the dream of a single family home is a nightmare

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Single family homes are expensive, carbon-intensive, and frankly a waste of space. With urban planning having its roots set in inequality, can housing change to become more sustainable and inclusive?

Credits:
Reporter: Beina Xu
Video Editor: Markus Mörtz
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk, Michael Trobridge

We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.

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Read more:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/18/upshot/cities-across-america-question-single-family-zoning.html

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rise-of-the-single-family-home/id1200361736?i=1000582267613

https://lboustan.scholar.princeton.edu/sites/g/files/toruqf4146/files/lboustan/files/research02_whiteflight.pdf

https://medium.com/@danielcaesarpratama/jakarta-gated-city-3cf982bacc3

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2011-12-07/the-missing-link-of-climate-change-single-family-suburban-homes

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/1203/2/022028/pdf

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
01:04 Where did it come from?
04:00 Energy suck
06:05 Zoning woes
08:42 Better examples
10:15 Outro

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