Housing

A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.

Mixed-Use Neighborhoods May Be Safer, Too

New research from Los Angeles finds that crime rates are lower in communities with both commercial and residential uses.

Class-Divided Cities: Houston Edition

The eighth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

Jane Jacobs Was Right: Gradual Redevelopment Does Promote Community

A study in Chicago shows a link between housing age diversity and social relations.

1 Out of Every 100 New York City Children Slept in a Shelter This January

Mayor Bloomberg's other legacy: a homelessness crisis.

Raw Anger Permeates a New Film About Gentrification in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There is nothing subtle about Gut Renovation, Su Friedrich’s latest documentary. She's pissed and she wants you to know it.

The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis

What will happen to empty-nesters when no one wants their nests?

How D.C.'s Public Schools Are Wooing New Families

Enrollment is way up, thanks in a large part to charters. But can the city build on the success?

Not All Density Is Created Equal

For walkable cities, it's more about finding the right kind of density.

Class-Divided Cities: Dallas Edition

The latest installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

What It Looks Like to Make a Home in a Cemetery

Bratislav Stojanovic has lived in a Nis graveyard for the last 15 years.

Videos

Gigantic Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bedroom

The hole underneath the house is estimated to be more than 100 feet wide, but it is not visible from outside the house.

Class-Divided Cities: Miami Edition

The sixth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Bloomberg Businessweek's Racist Cover Also Gets the Housing Crisis Backwards

This is shameful on multiple fronts. 

Can This Building Complex Solve Dubai's Affordable Housing Crisis?

The International City was supposed to relieve the economic pressures faced by the middle class. Instead there's been nothing but problems.

Is Boston Ready for an Apartment Building That Bars Cars?

A proposed development in the city underscores the tradeoffs and design challenges of building cities around the car.

The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

Photos

Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.