Trends Issue 104 - December 2011

The New World of Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication makes it possible to go from a digital design in a computer to a physical, manufactured product in...

The New World of Digital Fabrication
published on: Dec 9, 2011

The Big Opportunity in Rental Housing

As the Trends editors previously highlighted, in all but a few residential markets, the equation strongly favors home...

The Big Opportunity in Rental Housing
published on: Dec 9, 2011

Solving the Global Water Crisis Moves Beyond...

As highlighted in previous issues, the world faces a potentially catastrophic water crisis in the coming decades. For...

Solving the Global Water Crisis Moves Beyond the Technical Feasibility Stage
published on: Dec 9, 2011

Are Category Killers About to Get Killed?

A decade ago, so-called category killers like Best Buy, Staples, PetSmart, and Home Depot were the clear winners in...

Are Category Killers About to Get Killed?
published on: Dec 9, 2011

The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

When compared to their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, relatively few of today's Americans aged 21 or...

The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis
published on: Dec 9, 2011

The Great American Income Inequality Debate

The economic hardship of the Great Recession, and our inability to emerge from it, have brought to a boil the...

The Great American Income Inequality Debate
published on: Dec 9, 2011