Housing

Flickr/Veronica Olivotto

In Gentrifying Neighborhoods, 'Diversity' Can Be Decorative

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

Wikimedia Commons/Jim.henderson

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

The real problem with American housing policy.

Shin Kuo

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

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

Photos
Marcus Lyon

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. Bitterman

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.

James UK / Flickr

The Unexpectedly Compelling Case for Ferries

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

AP Photo/Paul Warner

Simple Living Hits the Road as RV Ownership Surges

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

Photos
REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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
Kelly Loudenberg

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

Photos
REUTERS/Paul Yeung

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

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

Maps
Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

Nadieh Bremer

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

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

Reuters/Andy Clark

The Real Role of Land Values in the United States

Just 6 percent of U.S. land is developed. That matters when we talk about affordability.

Pew Research Center

Where Minority Populations Have Become the Majority

A Pew map shows that, between 2000 and 2013, whites became the minority in 78 U.S. counties.

Flickr/kevincortopassi

The Troublesome Connection Between City Trees and Income Inequality

A new study finds a strong correlation between income level and canopy cover. But the solution involves more than just planting additional trees.

Courtesy of MoEML/London Metropolitan Archives, City of London

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.  

WingsOfMan/Flickr

Why a Seattle Suburb Legally Defined What a 'Family' Is

A new zoning code in Bellevue will allow "single-housekeeping units" in single-family homes, but no student boarders.

Maps
QuantBait

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.

Flickr/pedrosz

What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.