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How a California state law has helped convert many rental properties into condos.
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The city's commercial center still feels depressingly lifeless. "Popuphood" wants to change that, fast.
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How S.F. became the least affordable city in America, and what we can do about it now.
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Why the legacy of the housing crisis is making the government shutdown even more disruptive.
Pros and cons of the planned mixed-use housing development in Menlo Park.
Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.
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Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.
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A short documentary follows the Highland Park fire department as it does some amazing work with incredibly limited resources.
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