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Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.

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Life After Hurricane Katrina

Ten years later, a new study shows optimism among residents in New Orleans, but also persistent divides.


'Show Me a Hero' Breaks Ground

Yonkers finally complies with an order to build public housing, causing a mixed response of triumph, outrage, and acceptance from residents.


'Show Me a Hero': Where's the N-Word?

David Simon’s HBO mini-series shows how disparate impact can be just as destructive as explicit racism.

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A Housing Crisis Amid Tens of Thousands of Abandoned Homes

Ten years after Katrina, many New Orleans residents struggle to find an affordable place to live even though the city is full of vacant properties.


This Swimming Pool in the Sky Is the Ultimate Symbol of London's Affordability Crisis

Like affordable housing, it's way out of reach for most residents.

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America's Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Renters

We’re looking at you, New York, San Francisco, and L.A.

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Why Millennials Aren't Forming New Households

Young adults aren’t driving the growth in American households, and it’s not just because they’re still living with their parents.

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Walkability Comes to the American West

Mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are the next frontier for the Rockies.

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New Orleans, the Reluctant 'City Laboratory'

Ten years after Katrina, a complicated culture of “experiments” continues to shape the city.


Why Won't You Be My Neighbor?

A third of Americans say they've never interacted with the people living next door.

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The Uneven Success of America's Housing Policy

Section 8 is supposed to help people move to areas with less poverty, but it’s worked better in some places than others.

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Documenting the Struggles of the Detroit Fire Department

Muckraker Steve Neavling has uncovered everything from busted rigs to broken hydrants to fragile pipes.

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Google Wants to Help You Install Solar Rooftop Panels

The tech giant’s new tool, Project Sunroof, tells you how much sun you get and how much money you could save.


A Big Turnout for a Tiny House 'Jamboree'

The crowd of 40,000 quadrupled the expected attendance.


'Show Me a Hero' Is 'More Resonant Today Than When I Wrote It'

Journalist Lisa Belkin, whose 1999 book was adapted for the HBO series, talks about what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in Yonkers and beyond.

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'Show Me a Hero': Welcome to Yonkers

The HBO miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon follows an embattled city resisting efforts to build public housing.


The Fair Housing Fight in 'Show Me a Hero' Is Happening in Every City in America

David Simon’s HBO miniseries, premiering Sunday, looks back at a specific time and place. But the same issues are boiling over today.