Mixed-Use Real Estate Projects Will Offer High Profits To Investors

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’d know that mixed-use properties are one of the most trending real estate investments at the moment. These properties are known for effectively combining retail, commercial, and residential ventures into one single building, which is just fantastic. With each passing year, mixed-use development projects are becoming more common in urban areas throughout the world.

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Profits While Saving Environment: Going Net-Zero with Investment In Real-Estate In Upstate NY

With sustainability becoming relevant for all industries, there has been climate pressure over real estate investors and property owners diversifying their portfolios to aim for a net-zero carbon real estate index. Many of today’s companies, modern institutions, and organizations, from the government to corporates and non-profit organizations with sustainability-focused strategies, ultimately collaborate with those contributing to the most negligible CO2 emissions.

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An Urbanist Manifesto

Humanity has now entered the Anthropocene Age, a geologic age demonstrably different from all others, identifiable by its pronounced human activity. As with the Mesozoic (the Dinosaur Era) and the Quaternary (the Ice Ages), there will be certain traits left in sedimentary rocks currently forming that will tellingly identify our Anthropocene Age.

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Strategies for Urban Economies

Given today’s concerns regarding global warming, mass extinctions, and income inequality, we must address the underlying economic facets of these challenges to our urban fabric. Following the foundations put forward in the lead article, “Strategizing Urban Policies for the Anthropocene,” this analysis will help form strategies for sustainable cities that provide enhanced qualities of life for all citizens.

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Strategies for Urban Ecology

History is littered with civilizations whose cities suffered ecological collapses, from the Fertile Crescent to the Indus Valley to the Mayans, Anasazi, and many, many others. As we enter the Anthropocene, we must learn from their mistakes and correct our own civilization’s similar trajectory of inadequate responses to overpopulation, resource extraction, climatic changes, mass extinctions, and more.

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Strategies for Urban Regimes

Jared Diamond’s “Collapse” and Joseph Tainter’s “The Collapse of Complex Societies” teach us that autocratic governments which protect the vested interests of the wealthy and powerful are the most likely to suffer collapse. They are not willing to spend the core group resources to fund necessary responses and adjustments to larger societal problems—and to do so before it is too late.

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Strategies for an Urban Cultural Life

An individual’s quality of life has much more to do with personal freedom, quality of health, personal relationships, and job satisfaction than it does with income, attainment of wealth, or the acquisition of an abundance of consumer goods. A city must support these former facets if it is to thrive. In other words, a city that provides a good quality of life can attract and retain the highly educated, skilled workers and innovative entrepreneurs it needs to remain economically viable and to best respond to inevitable challenges.

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