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“I think the death of sprawl was probably pronounced too soon.” 

By Taylor Anderson

Houston (Texas, USA)

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Jumeirah Islands is a picturesque community of 50 islands, where residents enjoy the surroundings of dynamic water currents and crystal waterfalls.

Jumeirah Islands (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) developed by Nakheel Properties, 2004

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“These houses were perfect for young families–they had informal family rooms, open floor plans and backyards–and so suburban developments earned nicknames like ‘Fertility Valley’ and ‘The Rabbit Hutch’.”

An housebuilder’s advertisement from the back cover of the 1939 ‘Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition’ catalogue.