Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
For nearly a decade, one group has chased the city's most notorious pests with their faithful pets.
New legislation recognizes that demand for units has spun out of control, as have the fees and price hikes rental agencies charge.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.
A new documentary explores the cultural cost of slum redevelopment.
A new feature in this massive online game that promises a personal home for every player might turn out to be a housing nightmare.
A new study finds that neighborhoods that are more than 40 percent black are far less likely to gentrify.
Bundling parking with living space structurally raises the cost of urban life.
Detroit's Neighbors Wanted program is showing signs of success in turning around the city's vacant homes—some of which are more un-neighborly than others.
In Clarksburg, West Virginia, a seemingly successful move to demolish disused buildings and free up land has landlords crying foul.
Bridging the gap between young renters and first-time home buyers is a challenge made more difficult by corporations paying for homes in cash.
Having a live-in hermit was all the rage in 18th-century England. In recent years, some have chosen the quiet life for art's sake.
New data rounding out the 2000s shows that poverty in U.S. suburbs is only growing.
Researchers recently compiled birth and death data for famous North Americans and Europeans.
One photographer's "alternative photo guide" to the city of Sofia.
The two-tiered assistance plan has long put rural recipients at a disadvantage, and touted changes may actually enforce inequality in benefits.
A "visual sociologist" photographs dozens of small towns and their struggle to stay relevant in the 21st century.
In the middle of California's terrible drought, students boogie-boarded their way through a massive water-main break yesterday.