In the four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, which led to the unconscionable deaths of 72 people, one key question remains unanswered. Are our buildings any safer? The short answer is: not yet.
New research addresses a question that's incredibly difficult to answer and may hold clues to solving the affordable-housing puzzle.
San Francisco, Seattle and Dublin show what happens when a city becomes a global hotspot for tech jobs without planning to accommodate growth and change.
Between the two world wars, Vienna undertook one of the most ambitious public housing programmes ever. That effort is still credited with maintaining affordability a century later.
France is experimenting with rent controls to better protect inhabitants and make its housing markets more sustainable.
Much depends on control of the Senate, but the administration may have a few tools of its own to encourage cities to change their land-use rules.
Covid-19 has amplified the structural problems with these tiny apartments as daily life spills out into the street.
Mayor Ada Colau says her city's ongoing work to create affordable housing and safer streets provided a foundation for its crisis response.
A group of housing advocates are hoping a new referendum will transfer ownership of a quarter of a million apartments to the people.