Housing

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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.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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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."

This Is What the Typical American Home Looks Like Now

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and central air.

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Homeless Guides Highlight a Part of Prague Most Tourists Never See

Rather than castles and squares, guides offer personal anecdotes of what it's like to live on the streets.

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Beware the Comeback of Rent Control

There's very little evidence that rent stabilization protects poor or vulnerable renters.

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Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.

Videos

Denver's Innovative Strategy to Give Public Housing Residents What They Want

The Housing Authority is using a cultural audit to redevelop the city's outdated South Lincoln Homes, not far from downtown.