Housing

Photos

Inside Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates

Photographer Cheuk-ning Chung captures the neighborhood feel of government-owned housing in one of the densest cities in the world.

Maps

16 Maps That Explain Barcelona

Visualizing the Spanish city in bike-share maps, taxi routes, tweets, and more.

The Promise of the $20,000 House

In Alabama, the Rural Studio design workshop has spent years refining prototypes for a cheap, well-made small house. Soon, they'll start selling the plans.

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Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?

Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?

Turning Old Prisons Into Summer Camps and Movie Lots

Shuttered correctional facilities around the country are getting their own chance at reform.

Maps

East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics

If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves, it would be the world's sixth largest.

China Has Built a Giant Apartment With a 3D Printer

The five-story building was made with recycled construction waste and a 150-meter long printer.

Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.

What Your Nearest Transit Station Says About Your Income

New visualizations map household income by rail stops in Chicago, Portland, Atlanta and D.C.

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Rural America's Silent Housing Crisis

Accounting for only 20 percent of the population, residents of more isolated areas struggle to find a safe, affordable place to live—and to make anyone else care.

The Striking Decline in African-American Household Mobility

Over the course of the last century, black Americans went from being one of the groups most likely to move to one of the least.

Photos

Las Vegas Through the Lens of a Location Scout

Artist Catherine Borg's newest project finds Sin City amid photographs taken for the 1995 film Casino.

Of Course the Suburbs Aren't Dying—They're Not All the Same

What recent stories about where Americans want to live get wrong.

Videos

8 Short Films About London's Crazy Housing Market

A filmmaking contest reveals the complexities of life in one of the world's most expensive cities.

Photos

Fighting a Housing Crisis, Egypt Builds Towers in the Desert

A photographer captures these monumental dwellings in all their surreal detail.

Minorities and the 'Slumburbs'

Despite bleak forecasts, families of color are finding more equitable conditions in suburbs. But the type of suburb matters.

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Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.

Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream?

Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers.