Housing

Maps

How Cold Does It Have to Be Before Cities Are Required to Shelter the Homeless? Depends on Where You Are

A survey of varying mandates.

5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.

Maps

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

An Important Archeological Site Was Just Uncovered in Downtown Miami

It includes eight circles where buildings once stood and thousands of Native American artifacts.

Next Economy

How San Francisco Is Trying to Reinvent the Housing Project

Hope SF aims to provide social services for residents in a city where property values are skyrocketing.

Don't Worry Canada, Everyone Has a Tiny Bed in Sochi

Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.

Why We Shouldn't Obsess Over the Falling Homeownership Rate

The economy doesn't need more homeowners right now. It needs more households.

How to Tell If We're Really Entering Another Housing Bubble

Recent claims that we're already there may be overstated.

Spain's Latest Housing Crisis: Criminals Posing as Fake Landlords

They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.

CityFixer

The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

These kids are hard to find, and often face even greater struggles than their straight peers.

A Photographic Tour of 1970s Brooklyn

Portraits of a borough in transition.

CityFixer

It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.

London, Then and Now (1927 to 2013)

Filmmaker Simon Smith came up with a clever way to show how much (or little) the city has changed over the last century.

The 'Ruralization' of Urban Areas

The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.

How Egyptian Riots and the Greek Recession Are Fueing London's Property Boom

The city appeals to wealthy foreigners seeking a "safe haven."

Why Houston Is Changing Its Alcohol-Sales Law to Help Food Deserts

A complicated geography of churches, produce, and beer.

Philadelphia's Bedbug Infestations Are Skyrocketing by 70 Percent a Year

The blood-feasting insects seem more active in the summer, according to new sleep-killing research.