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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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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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.

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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.

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Census Bureau

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

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Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

Reuters

An Important Archeological Site Was Just Uncovered in Downtown Miami

It includes eight circles where buildings once stood and thousands of Native American artifacts.

Next Economy

How San Francisco Is Trying to Reinvent the Housing Project

Hope SF aims to provide social services for residents in a city where property values are skyrocketing.

Associated Press

Don't Worry Canada, Everyone Has a Tiny Bed in Sochi

Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.

Reuters

Why We Shouldn't Obsess Over the Falling Homeownership Rate

The economy doesn't need more homeowners right now. It needs more households.

Reuters

How to Tell If We're Really Entering Another Housing Bubble

Recent claims that we're already there may be overstated.

Reuters

Spain's Latest Housing Crisis: Criminals Posing as Fake Landlords

They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.

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The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

These kids are hard to find, and often face even greater struggles than their straight peers.

A Photographic Tour of 1970s Brooklyn

Portraits of a borough in transition.

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It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.