The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.
The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.
Perhaps, more than anything else, it was the allure of the "American Dream."
In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.
Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops
Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable