Housing

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.

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Why Homelessness Is a Transportation Issue

What happens when government agencies least prepared to provide assistance wind up as the first responders?

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Class-Divided Cities: Chicago Edition

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

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In Defense of 'Mansionization'

Let's stop fighting developers who are trying to make your neighborhoods more desirable.

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Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy

The rise of suburbia helped America win the Cold War. Could urbanism do the same today in a world of changing threats?

Maps

The Best Time to Look for a House, By State

The weather plays a big role.

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Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

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Class-Divided Cities: Los Angeles Edition

The second in our series mapping the growing class divides in American cities and metros.

Urban Intitute

The Wildly Different Age Demographics of U.S. Cities

And other lessons learned from a vast new data tool from the Urban Institute.

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Paris's Power Squatters

How a band of dedicated housing activists got the French government's attention (and participation).

This Micro-Apartment Exhibit Is So Enticing, You'll Want to Move In

New York's latest foray into smaller living hits all the right notes.

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A Berlin Neighborhood Clamps Down on Fancy Apartments

No second bathrooms, no fireplaces or under-floor heating, no new balconies and no reserved parking places.

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Class-Divided Cities: New York Edition

Examining America's dramatic socio-economic residential segregation.

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The World's Weirdest New Hotel Rooms

Chocolate, ice, and other strange spots to rest your weary head.

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As Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing

A new certified LEED-platinum building may not be all that green, if you consider its outlandish size and challenging climate setting.

My Brooklyn

'My Brooklyn' Tells a Story of Gentrification and Loss

The documentary takes aim at developers and city officials who smilingly insist that "change is good."