Sometimes, it can be in a city's best interest to encourage the people who do it.
Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.
The Chinese capital estimates 10 percent of its population lives in tiny, below-ground apartments. Are they crazy or clever?
The gains towards greater integration over the last four decades aren’t going to the metro areas that need it the most.
An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.
Also: unmarried couples and poor families.
The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.
One example: pretend their dead aunt is alive. For four years.
One of the stranger aspects of Africa's rapid urbanization is the influx of livestock in new, unplanned towns -- and the diseases they bring with them.
Why do some cities – and neighborhoods – have so much more "urban nature" than others?
Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.
The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.
The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.
The high-end residential developments that have come to dominate Manhattan have the potential to generate not only tax revenue, but also solitude.
New research suggests that Minneapolis actually uses way more energy staying warm in the winter than Miami does keeping cool.
The latest measure from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes shows an 8.1 percent year-over-year increase.