Housing

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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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.

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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?

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The Best Time to Look for a House, By State

The weather plays a big role.