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Low income housing made by stylish shipping container apartments

Cheap, durable, and stylish shipping containers are the solution to the problem.
Many urban developers have heard of the shipping container home, but still making full fledged homes out of containers is still costly.

So lets instead make hipster apartment complexes that targets millennials and young people who are struggling to move out of their parents basement.
For this project to work, costs for the occupants must... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

If done properly we can solve the problem of our youth living with their parents through most of their 20's and early 30's. An initiative like this has never been done by the backing of a city, Calgary will show its creative and entrepreneurial side when solving problems

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Before construction officially begins, this low income housing project should be advertised all over with its low rent being the focal point of the advertisement. If at least 50 people show genuine interest in moving into these apartments the project should be accepted.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

The only reason this project works is because of how globalized we are. Since North America imports more than it exports we have a surplus of shipping containers, making their prices really cheap. There isn't new ground breaking technology at play here, just creative thinking

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Cohousing: Affordable, sustainable and social supportive

Cohousing is a Denmark concept. It describes neighborhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living. The concept of sharing spaces and everyday lives It is also an affordable and sustainable living way with energy saving effects of sharing common spaces, and an example of community living.
It is a solution for low-income people but also for insolate people... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

Create a sustainable community where neighbours learn to support each other. Bring economical and mental health benefits to the community.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Energy saving effects of sharing common spaces. By pooling resources to build and maintain common eating, dining and recreational facilities, savings on materials, manpower and ongoing energy and maintenance costs are significant.

Read more: What is Cohousing and How Does it Work? | Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/072215/what-cohousing-and-how-does-it-work.asp#ixzz5Ayjy8F2i

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

Applying green energy concepts to make those smart buildings and sustainable communities.

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