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What will Obama center mean for nearby Chicago home values?

Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood is at a crossroads, with its high vacancy rate, predominance of renters and the looming completion of the nearby Obama Presidential Center contributing to rising property values. Now, frustrated by the city’s efforts, which they say fall short in preventing displacement around the Obama area, a group of Chicagoans is trying …

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Rural eco-villages harvest wood from nearby forests, with houses made from recycled materials

In the Fryers Forest, about 50 kilometers south of Bendigo, one group of residents is not feeling the rising cost of living as badly as most. Hamish MacCallum is one of 30 people living in a rural eco-village, nestled in the woods of Fryerstown. Standing in the kitchen of the house he built himself, he …

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