Housing

With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism

The city is grappling with major socioeconomic shifts by getting organized at an unprecedented scale.  

Maps

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

Photos

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.

Maps

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

New Census data shows that migration patterns among young adults changed after the Great Recession.

Next Economy

Stuck With a House That Can't Be Sold

Even though the housing market is improving, some owners with troubled properties won't see relief anytime soon.

200 Years of U.S. Immigration, in 1 Colorful Infographic

A new data visualization captures the waves of arrival.

How Much Sprawl Costs America

More than $1 trillion, according to a new report.

How Singapore Fixed Its Affordable Housing Problem

A 1965 newsreel looks back at a public-housing initiative led by late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew—one that continues to influence high levels of homeownership today.

Doomsday Architecture Is More Relevant Now Than Ever

The 1970s saw a fascination with building utopias that could endure extreme climates. Thanks to global climate change, we need exactly that type of design thinking today.

Where LGBTQ Americans Live

New polling from Gallup tells a tale of growing tolerance.

Maps

Mapping the Lasting Effects of Redlining

Old federal maps and recent Census data combine to show how today's poverty rates align with racist 1930s mortgaging policies.

Videos

The Voices of the Displaced in Portland, Oregon

"Losing those spaces means that you lose a critical element of who you are."

Next Economy

Staying Close to Home, No Matter What

Fewer than half of Americans say they're likely to relocate, even if they think their town is headed in the wrong direction.

Why Did This San Francisco Woman Get Stuck With a $6,755 Monthly Rent Hike?

Landlords are exploiting a loophole in a law meant to protect renters.

The U.S. Cities Where It Takes the Longest to Be Able to Afford to Buy a Home

Metro areas in California look especially bleak in this analysis.

Why the Justice Department Chose These 6 Cities for Its Police-Community Relations Pilot

The government hopes they can serve as a blueprint for others across the country.

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

Why America's Racial Wealth Gap Is Really a Homeownership Gap

Minorities are less likely to own a home, and get worse returns on the ones they do own.