Housing

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America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

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Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.

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Zaha Hadid's SOHO Galaxy Looks Like the Watergate on Steroids

Beijing's newest piece of starchitecture.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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DIY Train Project of the Day: The Norry

Bamboo trains are apparently a relatively common sight in rural Cambodia.

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What Would New York Look Like If the Storm Surge Was Permanent?

It would be a lot smaller, for one thing.

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3 Vintage Newsreels to Make You Feel Better About Obsessing Over Sandy

How did we track major storms before the internet? Telegram warnings and hurricane flags.

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A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

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One Surprising Factor Slowing the Economic Recovery

We need more mortgage lenders. 75 percent of the biggest home lenders in 2006 no longer exist.

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Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart a Sleepy Commercial District?

Birmingham finds success with an innovative program to rejuvenate a neighborhood.

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Pre-Sprawl Aerial Images: 'The Next Best Thing to a Time Machine'

Compare every corner of Connecticut, from 1934 to today.

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Fear of a Tiny Apartment

By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?

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Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

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America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

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Are Boomers the Reason Urban Rents Are Rising?

A new chart examines how the growing pressure on urban real estate is reshaping the marketplace

Tips for Selling the 'Urban' Experience to Suburbanites

Often, bringing sustainable development to the suburbs is all about helping communities get over their fear.

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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.