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The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis

What will happen to empty-nesters when no one wants their nests?

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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.

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Should We Replace the Term 'Congestion Pricing'?

Readers offer their suggestions — with road fare emerging as a top choice.

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Do D.C. Residents Pay More Taxes Than Their Neighbors?

Middle class families don't, but low-income people might be better off in the suburbs.

America's Biggest Landlord Would Be Much Greener If It Followed Its Own Rules

The federal government controls an enormous amount of land. Here are some ways for them to use the space responsibility.

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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.

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Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy

The rise of suburbia helped America win the Cold War. Could urbanism do the same today in a world of changing threats?

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You Don't Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle

This weekend’s New York Times story on long-distance cyclists might scare off potential everyday riders.

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Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

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Cities With Too Many Men

India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.

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As Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing

A new certified LEED-platinum building may not be all that green, if you consider its outlandish size and challenging climate setting.

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Brooklyn's Affordability Crisis Is No Accident

Rents are skyrocketing in the borough thanks to inflexible zoning rules.

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A Case for Abolishing Parking Tickets

A researcher argues that cities could make up the revenue and control parking demand without all those hated citations.

What Our Urban Planning Vocabulary Says About Our Cities

A look at how the words we use have evolved.

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What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.

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4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts helps towns build their "brand" and develop innovating programing.

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The Case for Walkability as an Economic Development Tool

A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.

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Beware the Comeback of Rent Control

There's very little evidence that rent stabilization protects poor or vulnerable renters.

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Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.