At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.
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Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?
This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.
Dead End in Norvelt is based on a New Deal-era subsistence farming community in rural Pennsylvania.
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Even more depressing: your bird feeder makes things worse.
Outside Cincinnati, a deteriorated housing project is given a facelift without displacing residents.
While its historic character and culture has been strong for the last 50 years, the neighborhood's re-emergence is complicated by uncertainties.
Updated data from metros across the United States.
At its widest point, the Keret House in Warsaw is little more than 4 feet across.
Designing adaptability will help suburban areas meet residents' needs over the long term.
With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.
Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.
The city-state is on its way to being overrun with pint-sized condos. The government wants it to stop.
The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.
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Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.