The Micro Housing Development Boom Across the US, Mapped

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A rendering of Carmel Place, a new prefab micro housing development set to open early next year in Manhattan; image via Mir

The pronounced swing back towards urban living, and the renewed fervor for downtown development, has only made our cities more dense, making the search for cheap housing that much more challenging. While mayors across the US have called for more affordable housing (in New York, both Bloomberg and De Blasio have said it was imperative the city offer more low-rent options), many developers have decided the solution to density and affordability is downsizing and designing smaller units. A micro housing and micro dwelling boom has hit big cities over the last few years, and while the number of developments remains relatively small, they’ve seen early success.

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