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3D-Printed Houses: New Trend or Lasting Solution?

Habitat for Humanity sponsored a virtual panel discussion on 3D-printed homes, moderated by Shelterforce's editor in chief, Miriam Axel-Lute.

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Can Robotics Help Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?

While affordable housing developers have been slow to embrace automation, for-profit companies are bullish on its prospects. What do they see as the benefits and drawbacks?

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Does ‘Innovation’ in Construction Just Mean Fewer Jobs?

“In community development, there are a number of different goals. The first goal, obviously, is to produce housing that is affordable and accessible, but we also have other goals around providing jobs for people.”

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How Community Developers Are Using Alternative Construction Methods

Community developers try out new technologies and processes, oftentimes out of a sense of responsibility to help put potential solutions to the test.

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Can New Construction Methods Lower the Cost of Housing?

3D printing, repurposed shipping containers, and offsite manufacturing have been held up as potential solutions to the country’s affordable-housing crisis. But are these new construction technologies helping?

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Build Modular Housing Factories Near Areas with High Housing Costs

To improve housing costs and economic conditions at once, look to the locations of modular housing factories.