Housing

Maps

Is Your Neighborhood Healthy for Children?

A new interactive tool rates neighborhoods on the "Child Opportunity Index"—a quality-of-life scale for young residents.

Videos

An Oscars-Weekend Reminder to Be Good to Your Neighbors

Remembering the Academy Award-winning work of Norman McLaren, whose 1952 commentary on suburbia still resonates.

The Citizen Journalists of Rio's Slums: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

Videos

The Fear and Fortune of Mumbai's Human Pyramids

A short film explores why India's controversial sport is so important for three slum residents.

Suicides Related to Foreclosure and Eviction Doubled During the Housing Crisis

A new report makes plain some of the grim results of housing-related stressors, and suggests practices that could save lives.

The Science of Cities Applies to Ancient Mexico, Too

New research suggests the social benefits of dense urban areas might follow timeless rules.

The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit

All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.

Why LGBTQ Seniors Need a Housing Strategy of Their Own

A new coalition of advocacy groups aims to help cities plan affordable housing geared toward the aging LGBTQ community.

What If There Was a Middle Option Between Renting and Owning?

An innovative program in Vermont helps low- and middle-income people ease into homeownership.

3 Reasons Long Island Is Dying

And a couple ideas for how it can be saved.

The Tricky Task of Rating Neighborhoods on 'Livability'

A new start-up aims to take a more rigorous approach.

Young, Homeless—and Invisible

An upcoming documentary reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.

The School for Young Refugees

In Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta, refugee kids settle into their new home at the Fugees Academy.

Videos

Is It Pronounced Bang'er' or Bang'or'?

Get it right so you don't tick off the locals.

Maps

Where There Are More Single Men Than Women

Almost everywhere, actually—at least up until a certain age.

Seattle's Fight Against Sprawl, 20 Years On

The city's urban villages strategy is working—in some parts more than others.

Newark's Vacant Lot Sale Is for Lovers

Show her how much you care by purchasing an empty plot of land, on which you are required to build and reside as a couple.

These High-End Apartments Wrap Around the Base of Wind Turbines

Plus: supporting green tech. Minus: living in a lightning magnet.