Housing

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Facebook's 'Company Town' Looks a Bit Like Smart Growth

Pros and cons of the planned mixed-use housing development in Menlo Park.

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Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

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Chinatowns Are Gentrifying at an Alarming Rate

According to a new study, the Asian population is falling rapidly; and real estate prices are sky-rocketing.

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Could LEED Kill the College Dorm Mini-Fridge?

One school has already banned them from its dorm to save energy. Will others follow?

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'What We Haven't Figured Out Is the Question of Gentrification'

Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.

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Hugo Chavez's Urban 'Utopia' Didn't Turn Out All That Well

Ciudad Caribia, built from scratch under the watch of Venezuela's late president, has many, many problems.

Maps

A Delightfully Trippy Map of Every Single Building in The Netherlands

The ages of Dutch structures are shown as glorious, prismatic blasts in this obsessively detailed map.

Videos
The Verge

How a Skeleton Crew Fire Department Deals With a Major Outbreak of Arson

A short documentary follows the Highland Park fire department as it does some amazing work with incredibly limited resources. 

Q4 Architects

An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

How to design disaster-proof places where people would actually want to live.

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Have We Reached Peak Sprawl?

What Atlanta's shifting real estate landscape might mean for the future of the country.

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When Are Micro-Apartments Just Way Too Micro?

The thin line between quaint and claustrophobic.

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How Little Things Add Up to Keep Homeless Kids From School

Baltimore's neediest students often struggle to find transportation and afford things like uniforms.

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Americans Are Still Moving Way Less Than They Used To

In the 1950s, 20 percent of U.S. residents found new homes each year. Today, it's dropped to an all-time low of 11.6 percent.

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Welcome to Chicago, Where Segregation Is Almost a Civic Art Form

Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.

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The Rent May Be Too Damn High—But It's Not High Enough for These Landlords Anymore

Private equity shops vacuumed up cheap homes during the financial crisis to convert them to rentals. Now, they're reconsidering.

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How Banks Are Still Discriminating Against Minorities in the Foreclosure Crisis

They're doing a much better job of maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods.

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Eerie Photos of a French Ghost Town

Goussainville-Vieux Pays was once a thriving farming village. The opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport changed that.

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How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

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Liking Your Neighbors Could Help Prevent You From Having a Stroke

Researchers have found evidence that strong social ties may be just as important as not smoking.