14 Jan 2019

The Cost Of Housing Is Tearing Our Society Apart

For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the

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10 Jan 2019

Why More Young Adults Live With Their Parents

Economic tumult in the early 2000s persuaded many young people to keep living with their

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27 Nov 2018

How Do We Improve Cities Without Causing Displacement?

As demand for urban living continues to increase, how do we make our cities better

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27 Sep 2018

Why Affordable Housing Needs To Be A Right, Not A Privilege

It’s time to ensure that no American has to worry about where they and their

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10 Sep 2018

Don’t Demonise Beggars. It Won’t Solve The Problem Of Homelessness

People do not choose to end up on the streets. Only by treating them as

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14 May 2018

What Makes Housing Great? Here’s New York City’s Guide

Anyone can use the city’s new guide to affordable housing–and eventually, it could go global.

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11 May 2018

Why Racial Segregation Is A Design Feature, Not A Bug, Of US Cities

The National Housing Act of 1934, part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ following the

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09 May 2018

A Playful Solution To The Housing Crisis

Frustrated by her lack of self-determination in the housing market, Sarah Murray created a computer

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18 Apr 2018

The Global Housing Crisis

Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked

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17 Apr 2018

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan

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03 Apr 2018

What Will New Zealand’s New Government Bring For Towns And Cities?

Almost 90% of New Zealand’s population is urbanised. Getting policy right for towns and cities

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01 Mar 2018

The World Needs To Build More Than Two Billion New Homes Over The Next 80 Years

By the end of this century, the world’s population will have increased by half –

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21 Feb 2018

Algorithmic Zoning Could Be The Answer To Cheaper Housing & More Equitable Cities

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except

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05 May 2017

When Cheap Housing Becomes A Cause For Crisis In The US

This is a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide. The affordable housing crisis has spared

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29 Mar 2017

Nail Houses, A Pain In China’s Rapid Urbanisation Run

A single house balancing precariously in the middle of a construction site may seem like

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13 Mar 2017

Are You Aware Of The Low-Cost Solution to Traffic?

Instead of building expensive roads, we should be building housing that limits how far people

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24 Nov 2016

Why Amsterdam Is Kicking Out The Bad Gassy Habit

The city plans to wean its homes off domestic natural gas by 2050, starting now.

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04 Aug 2016

35 Ways To Experience America’s 35 Obnoxiously Rich City Suburbs

We’re gonna take a guess: if you’re checking to see if your town is on

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18 Apr 2016

Modern Cities Began Like Blackhouses In Settlements Around Scotland

Hundreds of years ago the highlands of Scotland and Ireland were dotted with a type

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12 Apr 2016

A Singaporean View Of The Residensity Of This Unique City

Singapore is an island like no other. A dense urban jungle, the crowded buildings of

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31 Mar 2016

A Winning Skyscraper Design, Done Upside Down

Imagine standing on the edge of New York’s Central Park and looking down into a

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14 Mar 2016

Housing For South Texas, Delivered In Shipping Containers

San Antonio, Texas-based firms Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects recently completed the first phase

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11 Mar 2016

Give London’s Citizen The Freedom To Live Well

A city will struggle if it can no longer house the people who teach, clean,

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05 Feb 2016

Why The Downward Spiral Of Inequality Is Becoming Harder To Fix

Why does economic inequality—as opposed to just poverty—matter? There are a lot of reasons, but

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26 Jan 2016

Beautiful Cities With Gardens Or Lovely Gardens With Cities

The government is investing more than £300m in building what George Osborne has described as

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18 Jan 2016

Getting Lost In Singapore’s Street Names? Discover Here.

The Street and Building Names Board was only established in 2003. In the past, street-naming fell

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13 Jan 2016

BIG’s Cool, Green, Mountainous Apartments Set In National Park

Designing a building to be sympathetic to its surroundings can be tricky, especially when the

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23 Nov 2015

Experiencing The Best Begins With Belonging

Our experiences are heightened when we travel. Removed from our day-to-day rituals and familiar terrain,

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20 Nov 2015

The Uneven Terrain Of City Booms

Across the globe there is an urban resurgence. In fact, it is of such major

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16 Oct 2015

The 10 Most Extravagant Mansions On Earth

For most people, the goals in life boil down to a functional car, a stable

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16 Oct 2015

When Will Federal Government Get Cities And Urban Policy

The appointment of a federal minister for cities and the built environment is a signal

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16 Sep 2015

Why Seattle Cleared Up Three Tent Cities For Homeless

In an effort to control a growing homeless population that has become increasingly disruptive for

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02 Sep 2015

Cruelty Makes Cities Ugly

“Cruelty Makes Cities Uglier Than Problems They Try To Solve” The spikes installed outside Selfridges

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24 Aug 2015

Why Millennials Will Soon Leave The Cities They Remade

Officials in several cities transformed by young adults try to predict their next move. For

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25 Jun 2015

Why Using Straw For Housing Material Makes Sense

Straw is cheap, good for the environment and an excellent insulator. So why don’t we

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25 Jun 2015

Housing Cost Myth Of New York City

New York City consists of over 325 neighborhoods. But few New Yorkers include more than

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13 Jun 2015

From Shanty To Swanky : The Wildly Differing Prices Of Property In Mumbai

Danish Siddiqui’s photographs document the huge disparity in the price of finding somewhere to live

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09 Jun 2015

Why The Future Looks Smaller

CITIES AND RENTERS ARE STARTING TO ACCEPT APARTMENTS THAT ARE JUST 350 SQUARE FEET. HERE’S

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02 Jun 2015

How 3D-Printing Cities Can Be The Future

Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed

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15 May 2015

Are tiny homes the next big thing for cities?

As urban populations swell, as the number of singles increases — and as city officials

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09 May 2015

Model Village Lessons

  Visiting a new settlement planned on utopian principles during my travels through France this

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20 Apr 2015

James A. White Sr. : The Little Problem I Had Renting A House

Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an

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08 Apr 2015

Desert Dwellings : Egypt Fights Housing Crisis

Egypt is in the throes of a severe housing shortage, with people so desperate for

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10 Mar 2015

20 US Cities With The Fastest Rising Rents

A Trulia.com analysis of rental prices in US includes a roster of cities with the highest

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24 Feb 2015

The Fading Distinction Between City And Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighbourhoods, they bring much of their suburban

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19 Feb 2015

Inside Hong Kong’s Public Housing Estates

Photographer Cheuk-ning Chung captures the neighbourhood feel of government-owned housing in one of the densest

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16 Feb 2015

Alastair Parvin: Architecture For The People By The People

Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating

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06 Feb 2015

PAPER CITY – An Urban Story

UN-Habitat has launched “Paper City”, a stop-motion video animation portraying today’s urban challenges using a

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04 Feb 2015

Has the Time Come for Floating Cities?

From schools at sea to a city that perpetually sails the oceans, is climate change

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29 Jan 2015

The Micro-Dwellings of Hong Kong

Designers are working to make the city’s tiniest spaces liveable. Gary Chang, is a Hong Kong architect

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