Housing

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.

Who Wants to Move vs. Who Ends Up Actually Moving

A new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nearly 10 percent of Americans want to move. But those of us who want to change locations and those of us who end up doing it are often not the same.

Photos

A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

The Legacy of a Chicago Suburb's Failed Fight for School Desegregation

Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.

Photos

Photographing the Beginning of the End of 'Old San Francisco'

Janet Delaney's "South of Market" series documents an early wave of the city's transformation—in the 1970s.

CityFixer

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.