The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.
Blacks and Latinos were more than twice as likely as comparable whites to receive such high-cost loans.
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 people and ideas reshaping urban life
Two generations after the civil rights era, many urban Americans are actually more segregated than ever.
What happens when no one comes to fix the broken toilet. Ever.
A story told in dots.
Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.
Lessons on preserving the urban core from the nation's capital.
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.
Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?
Few groups, two researchers argue, are more hypocritical than urbanists discussing gentrification.
The poor, the homeless, renters, and anyone who doesn't aspire to buy a house.
The coastal areas of New York City have two choices: retreat, or advance to the shoreline with a bigger shield.
In a crowded country where many homes lack air conditioning, people have to get creative in order to escape the sky-high temps.
The curious results of walking tours in New York, Berlin and Mumbai.
In four charts.
This surprisingly simple solution is win-win, if only the banks would sign on.
The U.S. still isn't creating as many new homes as we used to -- in a large part because young adults are still with their parents.