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Fawn Johnson

Why Denver's Housing Crunch Might Cost the City Its Millennials

The rental market is tightening and paths to home ownership are few in the now-hip city.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Diverse Suburbs Movement Has Never Been More Relevant

Lessons from—and for—this summer's tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

A Tour of Britain's Endearing, Semi-Detached Homes

Built between World Wars I and II, the style remains synonymous with suburban culture in the U.K. today.

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The Highway Really Is Raising Your Blood Pressure

Is building housing developments near major roadways a bad public health practice?

Flickr/danstowell

Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

Skyler Fike (bcWorkshop)

In America's Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough

Together, a design studio and community-development corporation are transforming housing in the Rio Grande Valley.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

Phil Dokas/Flickr

The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future

A new report offers a look at urban mobility circa 2030 that's both intriguing and frightening.

Mike Blake/Reuters

The Housing Bubble Also Left Our Neighborhoods More Segregated

The credit supply shock led white households in the U.S. to leave mixed neighborhoods at a faster rate than black households could move into them.

Stephanie Barto/Flickr

In Europe and America, Segregation Continues

A new report outlines drivers and patterns of residential segregation—and why they are so hard to break.

Seattle Municipal Archives/Flickr

Why People Stay Where They Are

We hear a lot about why people leave their communities—but only about one in ten Americans moves per year.

Dee Briggs Studio

In Its Last Days, a House Turns to Gold

A Pittsburgh-area artist commemorates the derelict house next door, starting with a coat of paint.

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A Danish City Is Using GPS to Track (and Help) the Homeless

An opt-in program in Odense aims to use the data to bring services to the homeless where they already congregate.

Michigan Municipal League/Flickr

What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live

Urbanites and suburbanites in the U.S. have a lot more in common than you might have guessed.

David Gray/Reuters

Saving the Clangs, Songs, and Shouts of Old Beijing

Hutongs are disappearing but their sounds won't, thanks to Colin Chinnery's Beijing Sound History Project.  

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Introducing 'City Makers: Global Stories'

Our new series about the people and ideas reshaping urban life all over the world, from the ground up.

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Portland: Hardly 'A Retirement Community for the Young'

Hey, New York Times: Portland happens to outshine many U.S. cities in entrepreneurship, job growth, productivity—and the elusive "second paycheck."

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Urban Institute

Mapping the Spread of Housing Inequality Over the Great Recession

A new interactive map shows that households hit hardest by the housing crisis are also now locked out of the recovery.