A new visualization tool tells city planners and emergency personnel which buildings would be at risk during a catastrophic event.
Greg Stanton on bikeability, road diets, and transit's key role in economic success. (Oh, and the Super Bowl.)
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
If you choose to live above a noisy bar but hate noise, is cutting its cable feed to tone things down OK?
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.
Abandon the tech hub for Youngstown, Ohio, and you could find yourself with 11 homes for the price of one.
Minh Nguyen campaigned for environmental justice in his community after Katrina. In the years since, he and his group VAYLA have expanded their mission.
Chicago has constructed sloped barriers beneath the Kedzie Underpass to force out Lazarus Alcazar and other homeless men and women. This comic tells his story.
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.
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?