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Why Julián Castro's Record as Mayor of San Antonio Doesn't Necessarily Tell Us Much About His Future at HUD

Unlike the strong-mayor governments of Chicago or New York, San Antonio's government is led by a city manager. 

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The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises. 

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Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

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The Future of America's Public Housing Stock: Demolition by Neglect

In D.C., federal funding to renovate or maintain existing affordable housing units has been cut virtually in half. 

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Are Student Loans Really Killing the Housing Market?

It's obvious: Student debt is crushing demand for homes. So, why doesn't the realtor data show it?

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Where the U.S. Middle Class Can Still Afford to Buy a House

Hint: It's a lot easier in Cleveland than it is in San Francisco.

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Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

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By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.

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How a Low-Income San Francisco Neighborhood Is Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness

The partnerships being formed now could save the Bayview area when an earthquake strikes.

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What Millennials Want—And Why Cities Are Right to Pay Them So Much Attention

You might be sick of hearing about this generation, but two recent surveys show they can't, and shouldn't, be dismissed. 

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The Waning Days of Indiana's Model Factory Town

Residents fight for the future of what was once called the "Brigadoon of industrial housing."

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This Spring's Fastest-Moving Housing Markets

For-sale homes are disappearing quickly in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, Seattle, and Southern California.

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There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

It doesn't matter where you live. You're displacing someone, and making income segregation worse.

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A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

About 47 percent of the country is unoccupied.

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Population Growth in Dense U.S. Cities: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

People are moving to city centers in record numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a permanent change in where Americans want to live.  

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The Favelas Where World Cup Tourists Will Be Staying

Not all soccer fans can afford a swanky hotel by the beach. Property owners in some of Rio's slums are taking advantage.

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In the U.S., a Quick Walk to the Store Is a Rare Thing Indeed

Very few American cities offer residents the easiest way to grab healthy food fast.