Housing

The More Diverse a Metro Is, the More Segregated It's Likely to Be

The gains towards greater integration over the last four decades aren’t going to the metro areas that need it the most.

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Laurent Chehere

Here's What It Would Look Like If Paris's Houses Could Fly

An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.

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National Fair Housing Alliance

Look How Many States Still Allow Housing Discrimination Against Gays

Also: unmarried couples and poor families.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Class-Divided Cities: Detroit Edition

The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.

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Some People Will Do Crazy Things for a Rent-Controlled Apartment in NYC

One example: pretend their dead aunt is alive. For four years.

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International Livestock Research Institute

Why It's Problematic That Rural Kenyans Bring Their Cows With Them to Cities

One of the stranger aspects of Africa's rapid urbanization is the influx of livestock in new, unplanned towns -- and the diseases they bring with them.

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The Completely Puzzling Relationship Between City Population and Parks

Why do some cities – and neighborhoods – have so much more "urban nature" than others?

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most (and Least) Religious Metro Areas

Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.

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Irish Homeowners: World Champs at Not Repaying Mortgages

The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.

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Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

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Homeless in the Suburbs: The 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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How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

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A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market

The high-end residential developments that have come to dominate Manhattan have the potential to generate not only tax revenue, but also solitude.

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Cities Dependent on Air Conditioning Might Be More Sustainable Than We Think

New research suggests that Minneapolis actually uses way more energy staying warm in the winter than Miami does keeping cool.

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The Next Housing Bubble Might Be Here

The latest measure from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes shows an 8.1 percent year-over-year increase.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Boston Edition

The 10th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

The Strange Case of Squatters' Sovereignty

A new twist on property rights, in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C.

YWCA Pierce County

Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

A new generation of shelters is changing the way women and children recover from abusive environments.