Housing

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The Problem With Blaming Food Deserts

With less concentrated poverty, food access issues get more complex

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Where Does Crime Go After Public Housing Projects Are Demolished?

Researchers track the diffusion of crime over time to see what happens when dysfunctional housing projects are at last replaced

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Rent of the Day: $375

The yearly cost of living in a tent city in Port-au-Prince

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How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

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Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

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Map of the Day: Florida’s Ongoing Mortgage Problem

High rates of foreclosure plague the state’s metros, but there are some reasons for hope

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Life in an African Slum

A photographer challenges typical Western portrayals of Africa, asking: "who do these photos serve?"

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The Year in Ideas

A round-up of my most provocative and meaningful 2011 columns

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In Defense of Phoenix

What Andrew Ross gets wrong in his book about the city's flawed sustainability initiatives

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9 Ways the Housing Industry Has Failed Us

A new report lists the temporary and systemic issues keeping the industry from helping the economy recover

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Warning of Urban Sprawl...in 1959

A Hitchcockian take on the danger of perpetual suburbanization from the Urban Land Institute

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As Minnesota's Cities Grow, Townships Fade Away

More and more townships are choosing to join up with cities

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The U.S. Cities With the Most Leftover to Spend ... After Paying for Housing

The differences across metro areas are considerable

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The Best CityReads of 2011

10 of our favorite city-focused pieces of long-form journalism published this year

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Stuck, or Content?

What Richard Florida misunderstood about why people spend their lives in places like Ohio

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2012 Will Be a Year of Destruction in Lagos

Government targets poorly constructed buildings amid a string of collapses

The World's Housing Bubble

New data from the IMF suggests that many countries may be on their way to their own housing crises

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Visualizing the Chicago River Reversal

A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat