Researchers map the earliest Mesopotamian cities and find that many develop in surprising areas.
Neither end of the political spectrum gets it right when it comes to smart growth, leaving too many Americans priced out of economically vibrant cities.
U.S. housing prices peak at different times based on their geography.
Two recent exhibits highlight American planning's strengths alongside its great weaknesses.
A new, green housing project in Milwaukee offers veterans access to job training, a fitness center, and free high-speed internet.
An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.
Despite much urbanization, the majority of the country's growing population is living in rural areas and with few resources.
With so many people priced out of home ownership, the demand for rental housing is booming.
Why people in low-income areas are more likely to experience chronic pain.
A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.
The ad-hoc built environment that is Slab City, a neighborhood for and by the homeless.
The city's new plan will improve downtown, increase public transportation options and revitalize older neighborhoods.
Londoners have complicated feelings about hosting the Olympics. You'll be hearing from one of them here every week.
A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.
For one thing, the rats move in.
NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.
Mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods can improve quality of life for the urban poor.
A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.