Garages

Underground parking garage full of parked cars.

An Untapped Energy Source: Underground Garages

A European study measured ambient air and groundwater temperatures in underground parking garages and found that the heat generated by these structures could potentially power thousands of households.

November 14, 2023 - Anthropocene Magazine

Residential garage full of home storage

Why a Third of Private Garages Don’t House Cars

With curbside parking available for free in front of most American homes, residents with private garages often choose to utilize the space for household storage. Putting a price on street parking could change that.

May 5, 2022 - Sightline

Amazon Fulfillment Center

How Planners Can Liberate the Next Amazon

The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.

July 20, 2017 - Olivia Gonzalez

Three-Car Garage

Garage Construction Continues to Outpace Apartment Construction

New data reveal the U.S. housing industry's preference for garages for cars over apartments for people.

October 27, 2016 - Bloomberg

Austin Updates Small-Lot Amnesty Program

The city of Austin has approved land use regulation changes on one of those traditional hot button planning issues: small-lot developments.

March 31, 2016 - Curbed Austin

How Your House's Garage Induces More Speeding and Less Walking

Throughout North America's auto-oriented suburbs, front-facing garages are a common feature of home design. According to Brent Toderian, that design decision has a significant impact on speeding and the quality of neighborhoods.

January 6, 2014 - Huffington Post British Columbia

New Home Construction Shows More Porches, Fewer Garages Per 2011 Census Data

As if to show that "walkable" is the new mobility in America, even with single-family-homes, new census findings show two-thirds of homes constructed last year had front porches while the number of garages or carports decreased to late 1990 levels.

September 22, 2012 - USA Today

The Ever-Expanding American Garage

Think/Architect looks at models for garages from the past that were built for one-car households, and compares then to contemporary designs that keep expanding from 2 cars to 3 and beyond.

December 22, 2011 - think architect

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