Housing

Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek's Racist Cover Also Gets the Housing Crisis Backwards

This is shameful on multiple fronts. 

Mimi Kirk

Can This Building Complex Solve Dubai's Affordable Housing Crisis?

The International City was supposed to relieve the economic pressures faced by the middle class. Instead there's been nothing but problems.

Sebastian Mariscal

Is Boston Ready for an Apartment Building That Bars Cars?

A proposed development in the city underscores the tradeoffs and design challenges of building cities around the car.

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The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

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Society for Community Organization

Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.

Maps
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New York's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Always Affordable

A new report finds that two-thirds of newly developed units are too expensive for local residents.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Atlanta Edition

The fifth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

U.S. Census Bureau

The Hidden Poverty Rates of Smaller U.S. Minority Communities

New Census data sheds light on the relationship between poverty and selected racial groups in American cities.

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The Man Who Tried to Change the Soul of Paris

Michel Holley built a mini-city of hulking towers on the Left Bank. He thought he was creating a utopia, but most of the city disagreed.

The Tyranny of Homeowners Associations

How these organizations can stifle expression and sustainability.

Reuters

The Monotony of Gentrification: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).

Museum of the City of New York

The Claustrophobia of Micro-Apartment Living

Sure, tiny spaces look cool. But would you actually want to live in one?

Reuters

The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

The fourth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

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In Search of the Cheapest American Cities for Beer Drinkers

A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.

University of Leicester

How Did King Richard III's Remains End Up Under a Parking Lot?

The sorry tale of the Car Park King.

Milo Ayden de Luca

A Crazy Concept for Floating Shelters

Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?

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'Low-Income Housing' Doesn't Actually Exist

Bad terminology can create bad policy. Nowhere is this more evident than in housing.