Housing

'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

A new study suggests rail proximity matters less than walkability, mixed-use development, and limited parking spots.

The Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Becoming Even Less Affordable

Asking prices are up 16.3 percent year-over-year in America’s least affordable metros – far ahead of the overall national increase of 9.5 percent.

We're Building Giant Houses Again

The average single-family house built in 2012 was 2,505 square feet in size, just shy of the all-time high.

Why We Shouldn't Rely on Smart Growth Incentives to Fix Sprawl

When it comes to development, local desires often render state smart growth incentives insufficient.

Rio's Santa Marta Slum Attracts a Slew of Famous Visitors

Add Vice President Joe Biden to a list that includes Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Jackson.

CityFixer

How Residential Mobility Patterns Perpetuate Segregation

New research explains why racial segregation hasn't gone away on its own.

Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

America's Biggest and Fastest-Growing Cities

8 of the country's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas.

Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl

In infrastructure, service delivery and tax receipts.

China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.

Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

The Inequality of Urban Tree Cover

Minorities are significantly more likely to live in heat-prone neighborhoods that will be particularly at risk with climate change.

Transforming Public Housing, Minus the Wrecking Ball

New York's overhaul offers room not only for new, revenue-producing housing but the creation of whole neighborhoods.

A Tumblr of Utterly Terrible 'Affordable' Apartments

"Top bunk is $500 per month, bottom bunk is $600 per month."

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Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

If Martin Amis Is Actually Tired of Brooklyn, He's Probably Barely Seen It

Stop stereotyping the borough and start actually exploring it, you ninnies.

How Americans' Taste in Houses Has Evolved Over the Last Century

From tin ceilings to pot shelves.

Why the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Still Matters

As zany and unrealistic as his campaign is, the message is undeniably, brutally true.