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The landscape of our cities in 2039


  • Houses are about to get really, really smart Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    A customer checks a Nest Labs Inc. digital thermostat on display at a Home Depot Inc. store in Emeryville, California.

    Smart technology has already enabled home owners to control utilities, temperature, even security from handheld devices. Here's what's next.

  • How we will live: More green, urban and efficient Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Boston's Public Gardens, together with the Boston Common, these two parks form the northern terminus of the Emerald Necklace.

    The neighborhoods of 2039 will be more environmentally friendly, with energy efficient amenities and people living closer to their jobs.

  • China real estate to slow—the question is how much Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Empty apartment developments in the city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Sept. 12, 2011.

    Overdevelopment in the real estate sector has Chinese leaders working against a collapse.

  • 2 builders describe retirement living in 2039 Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    The CEOs of PulteGroup and Lennar say technology, energy efficiency and space optimization will be priorities for the retirees of the future.

  • 7 bold commercial real estate predictions Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    This modern green skyscraper in Bahrain is outfitted with wind turbines.

    The death of shopping malls and the rise of smart buildings are some ways the real estate landscape will change by 2039. Here's a glimpse of tomorrow.

  • The hottest real estate investment of the future Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Investors continue to buy up farmland like this in Bulgaria as a long-term investment plan.

    Looking for a long-term real estate investment with great upside potential? Farmland is appreciating at a record pace as the world population booms.

  • The best real estate plays in 25 years Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Shanghai, China.

    What will the global real estate market look like in 2039? Senior executives at some of the world's largest investment firms weigh in.

  • Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Cityscape of Shanghai, China.

    A historic migration is under way as the world's booming population moves to cities in search of opportunity. The trend should change society by 2039.

  • Will the American Dream still include owning a home? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Twenty-five years from now, people will still aspire to own a home, but the issue will be how they come to buy one.


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