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A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.

Ash Thayer

The Life of a 1990s Manhattan Squatter

Ash Thayer moved to Manhattan to become a photographer. Her community became her subject.

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Homes Near Cemeteries Sell for 13 Percent More Than Ones Near the Living

But they do take longer to sell.

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This Might Be the Most 'Portland' Thing That's Ever Happened in Portland, Oregon

A resident says sous-chefs are foraging plants from his property. Sob story or masterful troll?

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The Absurdity of Apartment Ads, Now Brought to Your Grocery List!

★★SPECTACULAR★★ BROWNSTONE CANDY BAR!!! EASILY CONVERTS INTO 12 BARS!!!

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Potential Home Buyers Are Legitimately Freaked Out About New Flood Insurance Rules

Should we be worried about the real estate market, or is this a necessary climate change-related course correction?

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An Extraordinary 'Synthetic' Map of Every Household in America

By age, size, income and race.

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The World's 5 Largest Housing Bubbles

A brief, whirlwind tour.

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Why Eminent Domain Can't Save Broke Cities Like Richmond, California

The very places forced to consider last-ditch solutions for underwater homeowners have problems that are too complex to be easily solved.

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How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It

New research suggests that children who live with peeling paint and broken appliances have greater emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.

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Exploring the Hilarious Noise Complaints of 1930s New York

The irritating sounds of Manhattan's Jazz Age included yelping newsboys, river dredgers, a marching band of orphans, and a fog siren.

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The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.

Bill Gurley

San Francisco's Fluctuating Rent Looks an Awful Lot Like the NASDAQ

A startling chart of the booms and busts of office space.

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The Neighborhood Data Portal Every City Needs

Los Angeles rolls out interactive neighborhood health profiles covering everything from crime stats to obesity rates.

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A Fascinating Tour of the Nuclear Plants That Dot the English Countryside

The architectural giants are as beautiful as they are ominous.

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A.

New maps show the geographic differences among Mexican, Salvadorean, Cuban, and other ethnic populations.

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A Look Back at Montreal's Contentious, First Attempt at Slum Clearance

The City of Montreal Archives has just released an important set of historical images.

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The Case for Cul-de-Sacs

People who live in them actually have greater social cohesion, according to one sociologist.

A Fond Farewell to London's Insane Luxury Mega-Basements

The so-called "iceberg homes" of the city's super-rich have finally drawn too much ire.