New suburban culture needs a new generation These changes would increase the suburban quality of life, too, by making these areas more community-oriented, which may be appealing for younger, millennial families who seem to be leading the migratory charge. “I think that a lot of these urban migrants are still looking for that sharing lifestyle,” Dunham-Jones says. “They liked having a park to go to, instead of having a lawn to have to mow.” That community feel could come through cottage courts, a form of missing middle housing first popularized in the Pacific Northwest, which can fit as many as 16 dwellings on an acre. In these developments, homes usually center around a communal garden (the homes in Oklahoma’s Carlton Landing encircle a shared fire pit), to create a sense of togetherness. The yards are typically visible from each home’s porch, so parents can watch children while they play with others. To some families, that may be preferable to their … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
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After downloading Aerial, users can connect it to their Gmail accounts, and over the course of about a minute, the app scans the inbox for travel itineraries—flight reservations, Uber and Lyft ride receipts, and train tickets—and presents users with an estimate, in kilograms, of carbon emissions of each trip taken. “After a couple minutes using the app, users will be able to calculate their carbon the same way they might do their calories or their steps,” Amir says. … [Read more...] about How many carbon emissions has your travel generated? This app calculates it from your inbox
iPhone 12 series: We could see up to four iPhones unveiled. Rumored names are the iPhone 12 mini (a 5.4-inch device), the iPhone 12 (a 6.1-inch device), the iPhone 12 Pro (another 6.1-inch device), and the iPhone 12 Pro Max (a mouthful of a name and a 6.7-inch device). All of these iPhones are expected to have Face ID and 5G support, and the Pro models will ship with triple-lens cameras that sport lidar sensors. AirTags: These are slim tracking chips that you can attach or slip into items like a purse. The AirTag trackers allow you to track their location thanks to Apple’s U1 chip and the iPhone’s Find My app. The AirTags are rumored to be so precise they can be tracked to a matter of inches. AirPods Studio: These are rumored to be Apple’s first own-branded, professional over-the-ear studio-quality headphones. There are rumors that the AirPods Studio can be worn either way (there is no set left or right speaker) and feature interchangeable, magnetically held parts, … [Read more...] about What to expect from Apple’s October iPhone event: iPhone 12, AirTags, over-the-ear AirPods, and more!
Meanwhile, Reliance Industries Ltd said that it plans to complete the transaction with Future Group "without any delay"."Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has entered into the transaction for the acquisition of assets and business of Future Retail Limited under proper legal advice and the rights and obligations are fully enforceable under Indian Law," it said. … [Read more...] about Reliance deal cannot be held back, Future Retail not a party to Amazon agreement: Future Group
Every entity wants to grow big. Kotak Mahindra Bank, in the past, has hinted at its ambition to grow big. Founder and CEO Uday Kotak even thinks this is the best time to invest. Of course, IndusInd will be a valuable addition to Kotak in the long term, offering a bigger branch presence and a heavier loan book. … [Read more...] about Banking Central | Does a Kotak-IndusInd marriage make sense?