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Every Single County in America Is Facing an Affordable Housing Crisis

A new report reveals that zero counties in the U.S. have enough housing for families in extreme poverty.

Mapping Where American Workers Spend the Most on Housing

It would take service workers in San Jose 20 years to save up for a home.

NYC Frontiersmen Live in Swanky Rooftop Cottages

They’re not exactly roughing it.

How to Get Your Bearings When Exiting a Subway Station

Three wayfinding cures for that sense of disorientation at the top of the stairs.

What the Uber Employee Ruling Means for the Future of Work

The accountability gap between companies and contract workers may be slowly closing.

Reviving the Dead Spaces Under Elevated Structures

A new report from the Design Trust for Public Space outlines how.

How Finland Could Turn Horse Poop Into Power

A Finnish company is experimenting with using horse manure as fuel for biomass energy production.

How New Orleans Stopped Making Jailing a Business

A new report details how the city reduced its local inmate population by 67 percent since Hurricane Katrina struck.

Cleveland Can't Handle a Beer Called 'Sweet Baby Jesus'

A grocery chain pulled the messianic brew after customer complaints.

An Audacious Plan for Baltimore's Vacant Industrial Spaces

New “makers spaces” in a struggling neighborhood could bolster the local economy with small-scale manufacturing opportunities.

The Supreme Court Is Set to Decide the Future of Fair Housing

The court will soon settle a question about housing discrimination that has been with us since the ‘68 riots and white flight.

What We Know About the Charleston Church Shooting

A white man opened fire Wednesday evening inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine.

A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning

It’s not just possible, it’s happening in Houten.

A 19th Century-Style Atlas, Made With New Census Data

The traditional style of these maps and graphs engage the eye in a way most contemporary visualizations don’t.

Official 3D Renderings of London Tube Stations

Marvel at the engineering and architectural achievements of the London Underground.

The Case for Caution on the $15 Minimum Wage

And what cities can do instead.

‘Dog Racism’ Is Probably Legal, Probably Bad

A Manhattan co-op board says it will DNA test dogs to determine whether their breeds meet guidelines for pets.

Dear President Obama: Please Ban Plastic Bags

The administration has moved to ban trans fats. Single-use bags should be next.

Busting the Myth of 'The Ferguson Effect'

Pundits are fanning fears of new “crime waves” across cities. Criminologists aren’t buying it.