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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.

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Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

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

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Why Your Skyrocketing Rent Is Bad for the Economy

It hurts when that money leaves your bank account. But where does it go?

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Hispanic Segregation Is Declining in U.S. Metros

At least, that's the case for every national-original group but Mexicans.

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The Minimalist Living Movement Could Use a Different Spokesperson

Multimillionaire Graham Hill has taken a lot of heat since his New York Times column, but he's still out there trying to sell his "living with less" message.

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Energy-Efficient Homes Are Much Less Likely to Go Into Default

Should federal mortgage guidelines take this into account?

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Philadelphia Edition

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

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Best U.S. Cities for St. Patrick's Day? Anywhere But Texas

The Northeast Corridor is, unsurprisingly, the promised land of Irish bars and restaurants.

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Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

Metros Clobbered by the Housing Crisis Are Growing Again

Populations in markets hit hard by the 2008 crisis – like Phoenix, Orlando, and Las Vegas – grew faster than others.

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A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.

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Mixed-Use Neighborhoods May Be Safer, Too

New research from Los Angeles finds that crime rates are lower in communities with both commercial and residential uses.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Houston Edition

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