The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.
Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers.
Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.
The media project Mundo Villa chronicles life good and bad in the informal settlements of Buenos Aires.
The new finding fits with a host of evidence linking urban greenery to mental health.
A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.
Covington, Georgia, decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. But the city's solution has been both praised and vilified by observers.
The city's famed arts-and-sleaze district is set for major redevelopment. But all the movie-star advocates and nostalgia in the world can't preserve what's already gone.
Retail prices rise as a direct result of surges in home prices—the same reasons that bar prices do: Wealthier people don't mind.
Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.
New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.
While some remain cynical about homeownership, the U.S.'s foreign-born population still regards it as a symbol of attaining the American Dream.
Living in a household where adults don't speak much English has economic and academic consequences for children.
The city is already sticking itself with the worst downsides of hosting the games. At least this way, it would be forced to make crucial improvements.
Want to start an urban farm without permitting hassles? Dreaming of dwarf goats in your yard? Move to Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
The 'burbs are home to an increasing number of poor families. But it may prove more difficult to make it there than in cities.
The National Film Board of Canada digs up an old video that makes the current wintry East Coast weather seem downright tropical.
The U.K. capital is set to break its population record. Is the city doing enough to prepare?