Housing

Reuters

In Africa, Building a Better Slum

A sustainable development expert on how African cities should handle the continent's urbanization boom

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Galveston's Post-Hurricane Clean Slate

In the wake of the Hurricane Ike, the city is radically rebuilding its affordable housing to make it greener and more diverse 

Reuters

The Makeup of Stuck America

Why people from some states move more than others

Maps

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Reuters

How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched

Reuters

America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

Reuters

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

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Reuters

How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

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Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?

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A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

A design competition is underway to re-imagine America's most infamous public housing complex

Reuters

In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

A new law will allow local farmers to sell their goods from their homes

Giampiero Riccio

A Fight to Save One of Latin America's Oldest Neighborhoods

In Panama City, a plan to build a marine viaduct around a colonial-era neighborhood has residents up in arms

Reuters

Why Chinatowns Are Shrinking

Changing immigration patterns are partly to blame

Reuters

The Anxiety of the Forever Renter

We know that homeownership is no longer the panacea it once was. But what if you still want it anyway?

Mark Byrnes

How Porches, Towel Warmers, and Floor Tiles Explain Our Changing Society

A survey on trends in home design offers surpising insights into the American zeitgeist

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Is Blotting the Best Solution for Shrinking Cities?

In places like Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, homeowners are being encouraged to expand the footprint of their properties

Reuters

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones

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An Oil Company Buys Out an Entire ZIP Code

One Detroit refinery's unusual approach to reducing negative health effects