Housing

Bob Gore

If a 6-Year-Old Can Help His City, Why Can't You?

An early candidate for the feel-good urban story of the year.

Videos

Pre-Fab Houses to Help the Homeless

Y:Cube House costs only about £30,000 to produce and is very energy-efficient, requiring only £7 a week to heat.

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The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?

Reuters

A North Dakota Town Where the Rent Is Really, Really High

In oil-rich Williston, a one-bedroom can cost more than $2,000 a month.

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Living in a Wealthy Neighborhood Might Make You More Materialistic

Keeping up with the Joneses could be quite the harmful habit.

AP

In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

The Braves are moving out and the Falcons are building a new home. But after decades of empty promises, few are cheering.

Alfred Twu/First Cultural Industries

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

Thousands of 800-square foot apartments in 20 to 50-story towers.

Google Street View

Animating New York's Building Boom With Google Street View

In GIFs.

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The End of Sprawl: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Associated Press

Happy Valentine's Day: 1 in 7 24-to-34-Year Olds Lives at Home, and Most Are Single

They are also less likely to be working full time and more likely to be unemployed.

Ben Marcin

The Secluded Homeless Camps of Baltimore

Photographer Ben Marcin found the people who live off the grid.

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Why We Should be Worried About the Rapid Growth in Global Households

The sheer number of households on the planet is now rising much faster than the global population.

HBO

Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

Reuters

Life in an Athens Housing Complex

A complicated tangle of property rights, squatters, and disrepair.

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Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate

What if extra lights don't make us as safe as they make us feel?

Neighborhood Postcard Project

Postcards From the Neighborhoods You Only Hear About on the News

A DIY project that wants to change people's stereotypes about their city.

Maps
National Coalition for the Homeless

How Cold Does It Have to Be Before Cities Are Required to Shelter the Homeless? Depends on Where You Are

A survey of varying mandates.

Charles R. Wolfe

5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.