Housing

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The Most Easily Misinterpreted Chart on the Future of the Housing Market

After six years of decline, more architects now report designing larger homes. But that doesn't necessarily mean what you think it means.

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What If the Housing Bust Wasn’t a Game-Changer?

Something dramatic has to happen to fundamentally change how and where Americans live. But what if the recession wasn't it?

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Reno Just Wants to Be Normal

The city has been a haven for gold rushers, divorce-seekers and gamblers. Now it's making a bid for the pleasant city market.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Maps

Map of the Day: Where Seniors Are Moving

Baby Boomers over 65 are moving to the coasts.

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Skid Row Housing Trust

How High Design Can Help the Homeless

Beautiful social housing in Los Angeles is trying to change the lives of its residents and the way communities feel about them.

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Texas: Housing Juggernaut

The Lone Star State continues to dominate when it comes to new home construction.

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Metaphor of the Day: D.C.'s Housing Market Is the Titanic, Iceberg in Sight

Thousands of new units are set to open in 2013. Will that bring rents down?

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Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

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The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

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Why You Should Give Away Free Stuff To Your Neighbors

Research suggests that people who participate in Freecycle communities experience greater group identity and solidarity.

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Why You Should Say 'Hello' to Strangers on the Street

On sidewalk psychology. 

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A Fresh Look at Where Americans Are Underwater

A county-level look at where homes are worth less than the debt owed on them.

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Washington's Growing Pains

D.C. is booming, but families, minorities and the poor may be left out.

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A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage

Seattle is building one of the country's biggest rooftop planting spaces.

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Rent Bubble of the Day: $2,300 For a 1 Bedroom in North Dakota

An oil boom has caused prices to soar in one small city.

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Mapping Vacant Properties to Make Quicker Sales

With thousands of vacant lots on hand, Philadelphia is trying to make it easier for people to buy them.

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Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.