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A Decade in Review

A Decade in Review

A look at the best (and worst) of the 2010s.

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21 towers poised to reshape the city skyline

In the upcoming decade, we’re looking at ever more, ever taller, ever larger buildings.

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10 developments poised to alter the Austin landscape

Big projects spread across the city as a new decade takes shape

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Austin area home sales shattered records in past decade

The median price for the area hit an all-time high in December

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See how quickly Hollywood changed in just 10 years

These before and after images compare the Hollywood of five or 10 years ago with Hollywood today.

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Austin’s most important developments of the decade

Which building projects had biggest impact in the last 10 years?

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Atlanta’s most important new buildings of the 2010s

A retrospective spanning from big-league stadiums to one controversial house.

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California in the age of wildfires: Living in the state of denial

"It’s probably going to take more people dying, or losing their homes and getting displaced, before people realize this situation is not going to go away."

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The trends that defined New York City in the 2010s

Supertalls on the skyline, parks along the waterfront, the threat of sea level rise, and more major trends of the past 10 years

The decade in architecture: The good, the bad, and the capitalism

Two critics reflect on 10 years of atypical design awards and ask, what exactly did it all come to?

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What’s on your Boston-area built environment wishlist for the 2020s?

A bike-lane network, denser development, and more projects around T stops. Those are our wishes. What are yours? Sound off.

A decade of #VanLife: How camper vans changed mobile living in the 2010s

Over the past ten years, the #VanLife hashtag has spawned a lifestyle movement, brought new blood into the RV industry, and inspired over 6 million Instagram posts.

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Q&A: Fourteen influential Atlantans discuss the city’s decade that was

We posed one simple question to architects, planners, developers, artists, and other movers-and-shakers.

8 issues that will define cities in the 2020s

Cars, climate change, and cameras are just some of the tough issues city leaders need to grapple with in the coming decade.

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NYC neighborhoods, then and now: A decade of change

See how the New York has changed over the last decade.

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SF had a renaissance in homeless aid this decade—and it barely mattered

"We can’t solve this at City Hall."

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See how much LA’s skyline changed in 10 years

As photos from 2009 and 2019 prove, developers descended on Downtown Los Angeles this decade.

How the 2010s changed interior design

A design journalist reflects on the decor trends that defined the last decade.

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Boston’s built environment in the 2020s

What’s going to happen? Let’s use today’s regional development and transportation trends to divine tomorrow’s.

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10 Austin transportation realities that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Transpo trends of the 2010s, from scooters to Uber

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This decade, Atlanta’s cost of renting, owning went through the roof

Back in 2010, the typical City of Atlanta house cost about half as much as today, per a recent analysis.

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Neighborhoods of the decade

Allston, Roxbury, the Seaport, Union Square, East Boston, the West End, and more—region-defining change was a constant in these enclaves during the 2010s.

How bike share became the decade’s biggest transit success story

Over the last ten years, bike share has proven to be safe and sustainable for cities. So what happens next?

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New York City’s decade of skyrocketing rents

As the decade comes to a close, the rent in NYC is still too damn high.

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SF housing went on a rampage this past decade

Just as in the movies of old, science has created a monster in San Francisco: your mortgage.

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Austin rent totals rose faster than those in any other U.S. city in the past decade

Local tenants paid a whopping $36.7 billion since 2010

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These were Chicago’s 10 most important projects of the past decade

A lot happened in the 2010s. These buildings, parks, and transit projects stand out.

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How NYC real estate changed this decade: Manhattan fizzles, Queens soars

Brooklyn came of age, Queens got the spillover, and affordability has never been stretched so thin

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5 projects that will change Chicago in the next decade

Between the mayoral election and a slew of new initiatives, Chicago had a watershed year.

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This decade saw the end of renting as we know it

Rarely cheap or easy, the rental game in SF went from an ordeal to a war zone this past decade.

10 ways our cities failed us this decade

We let big tech take over and dragged our feet on climate, but it’s not too late to change.

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A decade of destruction in New York City

New York City has lost countless cultural and historic institutions in the past decade

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How sports shaped the Boston area this decade

More than anything, sports meant a way in to debating how to improve the region—especially when it came to whether or not to host the Olympics.

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How Fulton Market lost the last of its grit

In the last decade, the neighborhood has become a Disneyfied version of itself.

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Preposterous ideas from Detroit’s past decade that actually came true

Who could have seen this coming in 2010?

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Preposterous ideas from Atlanta’s past decade that actually came true

Who could have seen this coming in 2010?

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A decade of regret in Chicago

How the loss of historic churches, affordable housing, and 50 public schools changed the city.

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7 unfinished NYC infrastructure projects poised to change the city in the 2020s

These major NYC projects have been in the works for what feels like forever—and many still have a long way to go

The 2010s changed how you shop for homes. Will the 2020s change the way you buy them?

Real estate portals like Zillow and Redfin transformed the role of the realtor

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5 Boston-area real estate trends that need to continue in the 2020s

Transit-oriented development, regional cooperation, the repurposing of parking lots—it wouldn’t be bad for the housing-starved region if these and other trends rolled on.