Housing

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Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

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The Hidden Cost of Counting the Homeless

A professor criticizes the "culture of quantification," arguing that we don't do enough with the data we collect.

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England's Novel Idea for Funding Affordable Housing

Officials propose using the money from the sale of radio frequencies to pay for new housing stock.

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Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.

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A House on Penny Road Will Cost More Than a House on Penny Lane

When it comes to home prices, not all street names are created equal.

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The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

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This House Consumes Less Net Energy Than Your Little Urban Studio

Meet the federal government's four-bed, three-bath, two-car garage, 2,700-square foot suburban net-zero home.

Why Your Apartment Should Be on Facebook

A Cleveland start-up helps apartment complexes up their social media game.

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Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

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Does Who You See on the Street Determine How Long You'll Live?

New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.

Zoe Strauss

The Paradox of Mexicantown: Detroit's Uncomfortable Relationship With the Immigrants it Desperately Needs

Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?

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Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

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The Real Town Behind This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book

Dead End in Norvelt is based on a New Deal-era subsistence farming community in rural Pennsylvania.

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Where Urban Land Growth Is About to Explode

Regions where urbanization is likely to increase by 2030, and where it will have the most impact.

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Homeowners vs. Birds: the Depressing Probability of Window Collisions

Even more depressing: your bird feeder makes things worse.

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A Housing Project Upgrade Done Right

Outside Cincinnati, a deteriorated housing project is given a facelift without displacing residents.

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The Death and Life of Little Havana

While its historic character and culture has been strong for the last 50 years, the neighborhood's re-emergence is complicated by uncertainties.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.