Thinking Inside the Box

By Jane Hwang - 2013-12-06T18:10:50Z

Photograph by Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg

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The densely populated city of Amsterdam is refurbishing shipping containers to meet the demands of students from abroad. Some 100,000 students arrive in the Netherlands annually. Amsterdam is moving students and welfare recipients into shipping containers and turning cruise ships into dormitories. 

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