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5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

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Where New Yorkers Run Up the Biggest Power Bills

And where they pay the heaviest price for it.

Mike Riggs

Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?

We’d like to see you try. (Really.)

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Suburbs Might Be Just as Green as Cities

According to a new study, the carbon emissions of urbanites and suburbanites are more or less even.

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How Cleveland Can Help Solve America's Student-Loan Crisis

Offering college graduates reduced debt in exchange for moving to distressed cities could address two public-policy problems at once.

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Inside the World's Tallest Slum

Torre de David was supposed to be an office skyscraper for Caracas. Then the city's economy collapsed, and squatters took over.

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The Secret to Chattanooga's Downtown Revival Was There All Along

How the city turned the Tennessee River into one of its biggest selling points.

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One New York Developer's Ingeniously Awful Plan to Segregate the Poor

Send them through the back door!

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Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

A Retirement Home for the Homeless

The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.

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The Dramatic Racial Bias of Subprime Lending During the Housing Boom

Blacks and Latinos were more than twice as likely as comparable whites to receive such high-cost loans.

Red Hook, Brooklyn: The Unlikely New Home of the Timber Industry?

Earnest plans for a new mixed-use project that look anywhere from a wooden-shutter factory to the barn of a giant Amish farmer.

The Enduring False Narratives of Segregation

Two generations after the civil rights era, many urban Americans are actually more segregated than ever.

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One Harlem Housing Project Has Waited an Average of 344 Days for 6,203 Repairs

What happens when no one comes to fix the broken toilet. Ever.

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A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

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Is This Really Beijing's 'Most Outrageous Illegal Structure'?

Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.

The Secret to D.C.'s Stunning Population Growth? Old People

Lessons on preserving the urban core from the nation's capital.

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Striking Photos of Mongolia's Hillside Slums

Ulan Bator's explosive growth has left new residents without affordable housing, meaning 60 percent of the city lives in tent settlements off the grid.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?