Housing

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In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

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The DIY Architecture of a Squatter Colony

The ad-hoc built environment that is Slab City, a neighborhood for and by the homeless.

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How El Paso Ended Up With America's Best Smart Growth Plan

The city's new plan will improve downtown, increase public transportation options and revitalize older neighborhoods.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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In Pre-Summer Games London, Edginess and Anticipation

Londoners have complicated feelings about hosting the Olympics. You'll be hearing from one of them here every week.

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Tiny Space of the Day: The 160-Square-Foot Apartment

A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.

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What Happens to a Foreclosed New York Apartment Building?

For one thing, the rats move in.

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40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.

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The Future of the Public Housing Project

Mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods can improve quality of life for the urban poor.

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For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

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Louisville's Mega-Park

The Parklands will transform stalled developments and vacant farmland into an ambitious park system.

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Property Value Decline of the Day: -2.5 Percent

Billions of dollars in investment have not helped Newham, the borough that will host London's Olympics.

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Mapping Housing Misery

A look at which states' housing markets have performed the worst.

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Mass Evictions in Baku as Eurovision Nears

Relocating citizens to make way for a big redevelopment push isn't unusual. What's striking in this case is the Azerbaijan government's apparent ruthlessness.

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How More Expensive Housing Can Actually Cost You Less

An expansive new database could change the way Americans think about where we can afford to live.

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Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession

An interactive map tracks movement between metro areas from 2004-2010.

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The Urban Senior Puzzle

More seniors are moving to metropolitan areas, but are they settling in central cities or suburbs?

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

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Battered by Foreclosures, Stockton Looks Downtown

New plans focus on adding transit-oriented and infill housing.