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New study examines the viability of turning empty office blocks into homes

Aug 9, 2023
The paper considers whether tax breaks might incentivize developers to take on the conversions.
Converting empty office buildings into apartments can add affordable housing, bring more people into downtowns and cut carbon emissions, according to the paper.
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Chicago is turning some of its iconic office buildings into apartments

Oct 4, 2022
But adaptive reuse isn’t as simple as swapping out cubicles for beds. Developers often need to charge a lot to make conversions worthwhile.
Barnard professor Homa Zarghamee says learning about economic inequality is a fundamental part of understanding the modern economy.
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