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National Journal

How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp

Welcome to "The Jungle," where casualties of Silicon Valley's last tech boom now find themselves struggling to survive.

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Sam Price-Waldman

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Treehouse

These are homes for the kid in all of us—and grown-ups looking at housing from different vantage point.

Joshua Lott/Reuters

Can You Afford to Flip a House? Now Is the Time

Due to an enduring credit crunch, house-flipping has reached its lowest level in 5 years—but the practice is more profitable than ever.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?

Wkimedia Commons

Choose One, Millennials: Upward Mobility or Affordable Housing

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.

Flickr/Stewart Chambers

Why London Renters Often Have Fewer Rights Than Those in Other Expensive Cities

Margaret Thatcher's legacy can still be felt in today's "revenge evictions" controversy.

Navigator

Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home'

Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.

Andrew Innerarity/Reuters

Three Ways Cities Try (and Fail) to Solve Homelessness

By making it a crime to feed the homeless, cities just hide the problem—and punish both those making an immediate impact and those who have already borne the brunt of a broken system.

REUTERS/Aly Song

Declining Walkability Plays a Big Role in China's Obesity Problem

But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.  

Gabriel Rocha/Flickr

Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.

Alana Semuels

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

March of the Non-White Babies

Demographer William Frey explains how minorities are poised to re-map America.

CityRealty

There's Nothing to Fear From New York's Next Skyscraper Boom

Except for people afraid of heights, no one has any reason to worry about the coming wave of new towers.

Rio invisível

Letting Brazil's Homeless Speak for Themselves

Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.

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Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?

Jon Starbuck/Flickr

Buy One Home in Silicon Valley—or 30 in Cleveland

Affordable housing is not likely to emerge as a priority in the toughest markets.

Flickr/albedo20

It May Be Possible to Actually Live in an IKEA

Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.

D.C. Hopes to Address the Special Needs of Homeless Vets, Beyond Just Housing

A new D.C. apartment complex puts services for homeless veterans onsite.

Georgia Perry

Eugene, Oregon's Radical Solution to Homelessness: A Bare-Bones Shed Village

None of the structures in Opportunity Village pass dwelling codes, but the community is a grassroots attempt at the newly embraced Housing First model.