Some 330 million urban households worldwide are financially stretched by housing costs.
Factory-made homes are a cheap and energy-efficient way for lower-income Americans to become homeowners. And these days, units can be pretty spiffy.
A new study finds a close connection between the two.
A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Two New York architects enamored with Parisian flats convinced Rutherford Stuyvesant to build New York's first apartment building in the late 1860s.
A new and vital analysis from the real estate company Redfin ranks U.S. cities by toilet availability.
Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars—if only they knew how to work the system.
There are more than 16,000 vacant homes in the city. Are they the solution to the long-standing housing crisis?
The Census' Supplemental Poverty Measure paints a different picture of the poor and the social safety net.
A photo essay of life along the King Coal Highway shows the struggling, post-mining towns of southern West Virginia.
Does the home-sharing service really disrupt neighborhoods? Or just commercial hotel profits?
Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.
Unlike San Francisco or New York City, the nation's capital is an expensive city to call home as a result of federal fiat.
The country's first institute of adaptation science will help Norfolk, Virginia, deal with its steadily rising waters.
It's partly a legacy of Franco's aggressive post-Civil War housing regime.
How maps created for fire insurers show the evolution of cities.
Korean artist Do Ho Suh reconsiders the meaning of "home" with incredibly detailed sculptures of mundane yet highly personal household items.
What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.
A closer look at the history of Mexican migration patterns reveals that it's actually a natural choice.