Housing

Why London Renters Often Have Fewer Rights Than Those in Other Expensive Cities

Margaret Thatcher's legacy can still be felt in today's "revenge evictions" controversy.

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Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home'

Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.

Three Ways Cities Try (and Fail) to Solve Homelessness

By making it a crime to feed the homeless, cities just hide the problem—and punish both those making an immediate impact and those who have already borne the brunt of a broken system.

Declining Walkability Plays a Big Role in China's Obesity Problem

But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.  

Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?

March of the Non-White Babies

Demographer William Frey explains how minorities are poised to re-map America.

There's Nothing to Fear From New York's Next Skyscraper Boom

Except for people afraid of heights, no one has any reason to worry about the coming wave of new towers.

Letting Brazil's Homeless Speak for Themselves

Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.

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Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?

Buy One Home in Silicon Valley—or 30 in Cleveland

Affordable housing is not likely to emerge as a priority in the toughest markets.

It May Be Possible to Actually Live in an IKEA

Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.

D.C. Hopes to Address the Special Needs of Homeless Vets, Beyond Just Housing

A new D.C. apartment complex puts services for homeless veterans onsite.

Eugene, Oregon's Radical Solution to Homelessness: A Bare-Bones Shed Village

None of the structures in Opportunity Village pass dwelling codes, but the community is a grassroots attempt at the newly embraced Housing First model.

The Woman Who Brought Water, Then Jobs, to a Manila Slum

When Patricia Herrera got a water hookup for the community of Farola, it was only the beginning.

Want to Boost Housing Values? Build a Walmart

Walmart offers low prices for retail goods—and a bump in the prices of nearby homes.

The Next Housing Crisis May Be Sooner Than You Think

How we could fall into another housing crisis before we've fully pulled out of the 2008 one.

How Can the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Help Cities Prepare for Disasters?

A new visualization tool tells city planners and emergency personnel which buildings would be at risk during a catastrophic event.