Housing

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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.

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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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Should Cities Limit Building Heights?

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

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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.