Housing

A Startling Map of How Much Whiter San Francisco Will Be in 2040

While diversity in the outer Bay Area is rising, its core county is getting more homogenous.

Celebrating New York Landmarks, Both Saved and Lost

An illuminating new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the legacy of historic preservation.

Why City Noise Is a Serious Health Hazard

An audiologist explains why it's so much more than a mere annoyance.

When It Comes to Housing Affordability, Are Cities Like Seattle Doomed?

At their annual gathering this week, America's urban planners confronted a growing crisis in the country's most expensive cities.

Almost 90,000 New Yorkers Are Begging to Get in Through the 'Poor Door'

A controversial building has seen an extraordinary number of applicants for just 55 available affordable units.

Manhattan's Towering Income Inequality, in 2 Charts

The borough's top 20 percent's mean income is 43 times that of the bottom 20 percent of earners.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

In Gentrifying Neighborhoods, 'Diversity' Can Be Decorative

Often, it's more a selling point than a social reality.

The U.S. Spends Far More on Homeowner Subsidies Than It Does on Affordable Housing

The real problem with American housing policy.

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.

Photos

Imagining the Chilling Landscape of Unchecked Global Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.

A Vacant House That Should Become Public Art

A Kansas City artist wants to swap out a famous sculpture for a run-down home at the city's major museum.

The Unexpectedly Compelling Case for Ferries

As a complementary form of mass transit, they've actually got a lot to recommend them.

Simple Living Hits the Road as RV Ownership Surges

Sales are about to reach pre-recession levels. Who's driving them and why?

Photos

7 Beautiful Photos of India's 'Blue City'

A photographer captures everyday life in Jodhpur, a city in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

Videos

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

Photos

Chinese 'Nail Houses' Won't Budge for New Development

The holdout homes are a symbol of underdog defiance of wealth and power.

Maps

Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

A winning data visualization highlights the successes—and perils—of the recent East Asian city boom.