Housing

The U.S. Spends Far More on Homeowner Subsidies Than It Does on Affordable Housing

The real problem with American housing policy.

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.

Photos

Imagining the Chilling Landscape of Unchecked Global Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.

A Vacant House That Should Become Public Art

A Kansas City artist wants to swap out a famous sculpture for a run-down home at the city's major museum.

The Unexpectedly Compelling Case for Ferries

As a complementary form of mass transit, they've actually got a lot to recommend them.

Simple Living Hits the Road as RV Ownership Surges

Sales are about to reach pre-recession levels. Who's driving them and why?

Photos

7 Beautiful Photos of India's 'Blue City'

A photographer captures everyday life in Jodhpur, a city in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

Videos

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

Photos

Chinese 'Nail Houses' Won't Budge for New Development

The holdout homes are a symbol of underdog defiance of wealth and power.

Maps

Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

A winning data visualization highlights the successes—and perils—of the recent East Asian city boom.

The Real Role of Land Values in the United States

Just 6 percent of U.S. land is developed. That matters when we talk about affordability.

Where Minority Populations Have Become the Majority

A Pew map shows that, between 2000 and 2013, whites became the minority in 78 U.S. counties.

The Troublesome Connection Between City Trees and Income Inequality

A new study finds a strong correlation between income level and canopy cover. But the solution involves more than just planting additional trees.

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.  

Why a Seattle Suburb Legally Defined What a 'Family' Is

A new zoning code in Bellevue will allow "single-housekeeping units" in single-family homes, but no student boarders.

Maps

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.

What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.