Housing

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Feds Sue Over Tough Chicago Vacant Buildings Law

Who should be responsible for abandoned homes? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say "not us"

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The Challenge of Managing Diversity

Lessons I learned from two communities on opposite sides of the world

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York

A Rapidly Sprawling Community Tries to Save Itself

A county outside of Atlanta develops an ambitious smart growth plan

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Smart Growth Advocates Shouldn't Ignore Rural Communities

Small towns deserve funding too

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The Missing Link of Climate Change: Single-Family Suburban Homes

It doesn’t solve the problem to buy a hybrid and retrofit your house if all of that takes place 20 miles from your job

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The Best Smart Growth Projects in America

The EPA's newly released list includes a green learning center and an innovative civic gathering space

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Study of the Day: Minorities in Michigan Pay More for Utilities

The reason is more connected to location than race

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

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In Africa, Building a Better Slum

A sustainable development expert on how African cities should handle the continent's urbanization boom

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Galveston's Post-Hurricane Clean Slate

In the wake of the Hurricane Ike, the city is radically rebuilding its affordable housing to make it greener and more diverse 

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The Makeup of Stuck America

Why people from some states move more than others

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The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

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Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

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How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched

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America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

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How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

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How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix