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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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Youth-Focused Neighborhood Improvement in Buenos Aires

A city agency is giving local kids paint and skateboards in the hopes of helping them make their neighborhoods better.

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Demolitions Return to Waterfront Lagos Slum

Stilted homes over the water are being taken down by the government, leaving thousands homeless.

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The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.

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Dishonor of the Day: New York City Ranks Its Worst Landlords

One landlord racked up more than 700 violations.

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Africa's New Biggest City Is Lagos, Nigeria

The West African metropolis has hit 21 million, surpassing Cairo.

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How the Threat of Losing Beer Unites a Community

With 13,000 gallons of beer about to get skunked in a power outage, a Northern Virginia brewery found that it had many, many friends.

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Rents Now Rising Even Faster Than Home Prices

Metros where housing is already expensive, especially in California and the Pacific Northwest, are seeing the biggest increases in average rents.

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Can the Olympics Bring Affordable Housing to London?

By 2031, this summer's Olympic site should be a dense checkerboard of housing and parkland.

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Inside London's Athletes-Only Neighborhood

With limited public access until the games conclude, a preview of London's Olympic Village.

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An Incredible Skyscraper That Breeds Insects for Food

Could future generations live on a diet of exoskeleton inside this self-sustaining cricket hive?

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Urban vs. Suburban Growth in U.S. Metros

It's cities versus suburbs in these maps of population growth.

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The 'Best' 1-Bedroom Apartment in Tokyo Costs $23 Million

This incredible penthouse might be out of your price range, but looking is free.

Chart of the Day: Which Foreigners Are Buying Houses in America

Canadians make up the largest share.

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The Most Easily Misinterpreted Chart on the Future of the Housing Market

After six years of decline, more architects now report designing larger homes. But that doesn't necessarily mean what you think it means.

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What If the Housing Bust Wasn’t a Game-Changer?

Something dramatic has to happen to fundamentally change how and where Americans live. But what if the recession wasn't it?

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Reno Just Wants to Be Normal

The city has been a haven for gold rushers, divorce-seekers and gamblers. Now it's making a bid for the pleasant city market.

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Map of the Day: Where Seniors Are Moving

Baby Boomers over 65 are moving to the coasts.