Haniya Rae

Haniya Rae is a writer based in New York. She is an associate editor at Cottages & Gardens. Her work has appeared in Popular Science, Architectural Digest, and Hyperallergic.

A tiny-house prototype in Baltimore

Tiny Homes Are Baby Steps Toward Reversing the Housing Crisis

A Baltimore nonprofit is pinning a lot of hopes on a small footprint.

Small sensors atop a fleet of garbage trucks in a garage in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge's Fleet of Smart Garbage Trucks Is Here to Sniff Out Problems

A collaboration between the city and MIT’s Senseable City Lab, these sensor-equipped vehicles can detect gas leaks, potholes, and other urban hurdles across their paths.

How to Build a Better Skatepark

A Finnish skateboarder and landscape architect rethinks these historically community-aggravating youth spaces.

An Exciting History of Drywall

It’s a staple in American homes, but at what environmental cost?