March 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Legislation to stop construction of McMansions is being undermined by a zoning loophole.
July 14, 2017, 9am PDT
A piece of Chicago development history as disappearing, as well as some of the city's uniquely urban density, as developers convert four-plus-ones into single-family homes.
August 21, 2015, 6am PDT
Joe Cortright criticizes reports linking high median new home sizes to a renewed demand for McMansions. The market for single-family homes, he argues, locks out buyers of modest means. Only the well-off are buying.
City Observatory City Commentary
March 1, 2015, 11am PST
What they may lack in peace and quiet, crowded cities more than make up for by requiring residents to live smaller. Tangible environmental benefits follow.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
June 4, 2013, 8am PDT
The recent reversal of America's historic trends in city growth, driving rates, and home sizes have urbanists wondering about their long-term prospects as the economy recovers. Recent data indicates one of those trends didn't have staying power.
May 20, 2012, 5am PDT
Kathleen Madigan takes a look at new research that considers the shift in America's living situations, and what it means for consumer behavior.
April 14, 2011, 1pm PDT
The demands of the housing market are shifting to smaller homes that are in denser locations and closer to jobs, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors.
November 14, 2010, 1pm PST
The square footage of homes in the U.S. continues to decline, according to a new survey.