August 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Levees can save towns, but they can also push water downstream making floods worse, meaning that if wealthier places are protected, it’s sometimes at the expense of poor communities.
February 13, 2018, 12pm PST
Projections show the under 20 population shrinking in Cleveland while the over 65 population grows.
April 9, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago has long struggled with segregation and great disparities between neighborhoods; to understand what's happening in its property markets, the city must be explored on a neighborhood level.
March 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
Here's a surprising anecdote from the real estate market: there's no right way to measure square footage.
January 14, 2017, 9am PST
It's surprisingly common to find cities where land is worth more than buildings. Start with California, for instance.
October 1, 2014, 2pm PDT
Scott Beyer argues that more compact, vertically-oriented cities, like Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C., should sell the air rights above public projects.
May 26, 2012, 11am PDT
In an opinion piece for <em>The New York Times</em>, Christopher B. Leinberger summarizes a new report he's co-authored for the Brookings Institution that demonstrates the correlation between walkability and real estate value.
February 4, 2010, 5am PST
Housing affordability is too often seen as the way to stabilize and revitalize weak markets. Neighborhood planning consultants Charles Buki and Elizabeth Humphrey Schilling argue that interventions in weak markets must encourage investment by improving market confidence.