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Common types of secondary dwelling units

Housing, or more generally, living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings individually or collectively, for the purpose of shelter. Housing is a basic human need, and it plays a critical role in shaping the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. (Full article...)

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A Home Economics instructor giving a demonstration, Seattle, 1953

Home economics, also called domestic science or family and consumer sciences (often shortened to FCS or FACS), is a subject concerning human development, personal and family finances, consumer issues, housing and interior design, nutrition and food preparation, as well as textiles and apparel. Much less common today, it was, and is, most commonly taught in secondary school or high school.

Home economics courses are offered around the world and across multiple educational levels. Historically, the purpose of these courses was to professionalize housework, to provide intellectual fulfillment for women, to emphasize the value of "women's work" in society, and to prepare them for the traditional roles of sexes. Family and consumer sciences are taught as an elective or required course in secondary education, as a continuing education course in institutions, and at the primary level.   (Full article...)
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  • ... that New York City's Ritz Tower was dubbed the world's tallest apartment hotel when it was constructed?
  • ... that the largest heroin seizure in the New York City Police Department's history occurred at the luxury apartment tower Central Park Place in 1993?
  • ... that Dyson Institute Village's modular student-housing pods were inspired by Habitat 67?
  • ... that the Sky Pool is both a swimming pool and a bridge between two apartment buildings?
  • ... that the 1928 Austin city plan recommended segregating the city's African American residents to East Austin?
  • ... that the construction of WaHu Student Apartments was delayed for one year by Minneapolis's initial rejection of a new location for the blood plasma donation center on the property?
  • ... that you can see the sea from every apartment in Arlington House, Margate?
  • ... that the Twin Parks housing project in New York City, the site of a January 2022 fire that killed seventeen people, won architectural awards after it was constructed in the early 1970s?

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... that construction of the Penn South housing cooperative in New York City was initially met with resistance because 7,500 residents would have been displaced?
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