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    REUSABILITY BY DESIGN

    The U.S. waste stream from demolition and construction amounts to about 150 million tons (136 million metric tons) annually. About 92 percent of this waste goes into landfills. In other industrialized nations, architects, the building sector, and regulators are doing more than in the United States to create a culture of building construction that reduces the future waste stream.

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    NEW BACK ALLEYS

    The urban alley was once a ubiquitous part of the American landscape. Now many of these alleyways have fallen into disrepair or along with the milkmen who frequented them disappeared altogether. Over the past few years, however, this unique streetscape has staged something of a comeback.

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