Housing

Reuters

Are Huge Houses Really Going Out of Style?

New data from the National Association of Homebuilders suggest it hasn't happened yet.

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Reuters

Should Cities Limit Building Heights?

A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix.

CityFixer

Can New Urbanists Save Port-au-Prince?

They imagine a historic core filled with low-level buildings and parks. Is this the way to revitalize the devastated city?

Reuters

Moscow Government Buildings to Be Converted to Housing

Moving ministries to the outskirts would leave opportunities for reuse in the crowded core.

MoMA

The American Dream, Revised

A new exhibit explores radical solutions for the nation's housing woes.

Reuters

Can the Feds Save the Housing Market?

An ambitious new program would transform foreclosed homes into rentals. But will it help the cities that need it most?

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Have Americans Given Up On McMansions?

Home sizes have been increasing in the U.S. for decades, but that trend looks to be changing.

Courtesy: Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority

A Native American Public Housing Project Returns to its Roots

A new plan in New Mexico incorporates traditional forms into its design.

SPUR

Preparing San Francisco for the Next Big One

Report calls for retrofitting buildings to allow people to stay in the city after a major earthquake.

Reuters

Number of the Day: 500 Million

As India urbanizes, more homes will be needed to accommodate the population boom.

Reuters

Seoul Ends Failed 'New Towns' Project

Redeveloped neighborhoods boomed then busted.

Reuters

Cities Are Ground Zero for the Foreclosure Crisis

States are still struggling with foreclosures, but as new figures show, metro areas bear the brunt.

Reuters

The Neighborhoods Where Locals Want to Live

Trulia tracks where in-town buyers search for housing.

Chart of the Day: Africa's Greenest Cities

A side-by-side comparison of 15 major metro areas.

Chart of the Day: A Nation of Renters

The number of homeowners is falling.

Courtesy: Sage Radachowsky

Little Living Is Cheap Living

A man in Boston saves money on housing by living in a mobile home he built.

Reuters

Florida Is the Nation's Housing Market

The state shows the depths of the continuing crisis, but also offers some insightful solutions.

Reuters

Gender Imbalance of the Day: Women Live Alone More Often Than Men

In America, 56 percent of single households are made up of women.