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A House That Changes Shape Based on the Weather

Finally, a chance to perform home origami based on seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical conditions.

The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

Do We Pay More To Live in Diverse Neighborhoods?

Diverse neighborhoods had higher population growth and stronger property value growth last year – and they’re a bit pricier to begin with.

Travel Site of the Day: Airbnb Goes Hyperlocal

Now you can book your rent-a-room by neighborhood.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

5 Models for Cheaper, Greener Housing for Veterans

A look at some of the country's forward-thinking projects.

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Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors

They often feel particularly isolated and alone. But a small group of developers is trying to change that.

Why Are Londoners Building Slums in Their Backyards?

Quasi-legal buildings are popping up for rent all over the city, and officials are doing little to regulate these Dickensian dwellings.

Saving Seattle's Neighborhood Authenticity Through Better Buildings

A short documentary examines how to prevent South Lake Union from becoming another blah maze of featureless buildings.

Meet the Man Who 'Repairs the Fabric of Communities'

This developer has done more than almost anyone else to promote green affordable housing.

Do Foreclosures Increase Crime After All?

On the heels of a study that showed no link between home closures and crime, new research finds a clear (though modest) connection.

Maybe Americans Aren't Moving Because They Don't Need To

A new paper suggests we're staying put because there's less regional variation between jobs.

A Massive Earthquake in Istanbul Is Inevitable

The Turkish capital is awaiting a disaster that will make Sandy seem small.

Anger and Tragedy on Staten Island

The city's oft-overlooked fifth borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.

The Creepiest Sandy Debris: A 200-Year-Old Skeleton

This is why we don't bury people in the center of town.

America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.