Affordability

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Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

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Has Germany Figured Out the Way to Keep Rents Affordable?

The country has passed new set of rules to make sure city dwellers don't get priced out of their neighborhoods. Will it work?

Aaron Cassara

Where Atlantic Cities Readers Think Millennials Can Make It Now

Our series drew impassioned responses from city boosters and haters alike.

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In Laid-Back Albuquerque, Millennials See a Chance to Live Well

Reasonably priced real estate and an active outdoorsy culture are just some of the reasons young people love the city.

Aaron Cassara

'I Always Knew I Would Come Back' to Pittsburgh

Young Pittsburghers today are finding there's no place like home.

Aaron Cassara

Jersey City: Cheaper, Yes, But Also a Real Sense of Community

New York-area Millennials moving there are finding a lot more than just low rent.

Aaron Cassara

'I Wanted to Be Successful, and I Could Do That in Houston'

Young professionals see the Texas boom town as a bastion of the traditional American Dream.

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Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."

Reuters

A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.

Reuters

The San Francisco Exodus

How S.F. became the least affordable city in America, and what we can do about it now.

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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

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A Berlin Neighborhood Clamps Down on Fancy Apartments

No second bathrooms, no fireplaces or under-floor heating, no new balconies and no reserved parking places.