2014 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs

Community Building Going Green to Save Green
2014 May Going Green to Save Green

The sudden emergence of Kermit the Frog as a box office draw is not an accident—it seems that everywhere, everybody is 'going green.' The term is shorthand for a movement of environmental awareness, and it involves everything from the way …

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Community Building From Sand Lots to Play Dates
2014 May From Sand Lots to Play Dates

Sixty years ago, work and play were very different. A majority of women remained in the home, in both urban and suburban settings. The mostly male heads of households went off to work, and children went off to school and play. Since then, …

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Community Building Pets, Pools & Pilates
2014 May Pets, Pools & Pilates

The dust has mostly settled from the recession, and the market sector that caters to clientele with deep pockets is becoming one of the strongest parts of the American economy. Bigger is better, and glamor definitely sells when it comes to…

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Community Building Windy City Style
2014 May Windy City Style

The Windy City has always been known for its fantastic, innovative architecture—much of it displayed in residential buildings. But while a lot of people appreciate the grandeur of a building like the Public Library or the Wrigley Building,…

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Maintenance Multifamily Laundry Options
2014 May Multifamily Laundry Options

Ask people to list the household chores they dislike most, and chances are, doing laundry will consistently rank among the top ten. The need and appreciation for clean clothes gets overshadowed by the hassle of having to constantly wash an…

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Q&A: Enforcing the Rules
2014 May Q&A: Enforcing the Rules

A group of unit owners in my building formed a committee in reaction to some rules the board had made. We are worried we might get into a lawsuit with the board, and we want to know if the association’s insurance would cover us against this…

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