Housing

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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.

Courtesy: Nicole Kistler

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.

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The Best City Parks Systems in America

A new ParkScore metric from the Trust for Public Land names San Francisco and Sacramento the nation's best.

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

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Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.

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U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.

Reuters

Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

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Housing Recovery Tied to Walkability, But It May Depend On Where You Are

A new analysis finds that the weakest segment of the market is in outer and smaller suburbs.

Julia Levitt

A Micro-Market for Vacant Housing

A London company matches flexible tenants with landlords who would otherwise be sitting on empty buildings.