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D OW N LOA D Tiny Homes Fighting Big Issues One city’s government is offering to build tiny homes in homeowners' backyards to help combat homelessness. Share Your Space Brooklyn-based program offers shared housing options where professionals can live and work in unity. Common, a co-living space based out of NYC, is creating access to community and amenities for those interested in living downtown. For professionals who want to live and work in the city while building relationships through shared spaces, this is a great arrangement. The houses come fully furnished, sleep anywhere from 19–50 people, and can be rented starting at $1,500 a month with utilities included. Enjoy events from potlucks to book clubs as you become friends and experience life with a new group of individuals. Convenience and community are the two pillars that position this groundbreaking take on communal living and help to challenge the conventional. Many cities have a homeless population they wish to help, and everyone deserves a comfortable living arrangement. Fortunately Portland, Ore. may have an inno- vative solution. The city is now helping to move families from shelters to tiny homes in an effort to reduce the rise in homelessness. Current homeowners can receive a free tiny home—built on their property—if they allow a homeless family to live there for five years. Then they can rent out the house or use it as they wish at no cost. The purpose of this project is to help prevent families from staying in shelters for extended periods of time. Local government officials hope to create strong ties among current residents and lower income families and single parents through this novel initiative.  Drones are adding a dash of innovation at home and in recreational settings, but before you know it these high-powered tech advancements may become your new favorite office companion. DRONE DISCOVERY HERE’S WHAT TO ANTICIPATE WITH THE FUTURE OF DRONES IN THE WORKPLACE: Autonomous drones—like the Parrot Bebop 2—can navigate themselves. This means as they continue to advance in skill and increase in popularity, you can anticipate the arrival of coffee or printed materials delivered directly to your desk so you can optimize office productivity. Drones also have the ability to cut down on the physical side of document sharing by tackling things like server monitoring—which could eventually lead to live video feeds from locations across the globe—allowing you to receive and view updates in real time. Drones are something to look out for as they continue to develop and make their way into office settings. 2 | SNB.COM // CONNECT INNOVATION SUMMER 2017 // RANKED BY FORBES’ 2017 “AMERICA’S 100 BEST BANKS”