Multi-Unit Housing

Apartment staircase, Washington, D.C.

In Praise of Single-Staircase Construction

U.S. building codes mandate two staircases in multi-story buildings, but some argue this requirement reduces affordability and encourages wasteful, uninspired design.

January 2, 2022 - Slate

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Disappearing Multi-Unit Buildings

The city is seeing a rapid loss of its signature two-, three-, and four-flat residential buildings, which historically served as affordable housing for working-class families.

May 20, 2021 - Block Club Chicago


Opinion: Portland Housing Reforms Are the Solution Needed Now

A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.

November 8, 2019 - The Oregonian

Twin Cities

Opinion: End of Single-Family Zoning Won’t Solve Minneapolis' Housing Problems

Even as density increases in Minneapolis, affordable housing is not going to be accessible to the people who need it, according to an article by James S. Russell.

October 8, 2019 - Architectural Record

Warringah Freeway

Wave of New Apartment Building in Sydney Means Relief for Renters

Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.

July 18, 2019 - The Sydney Morning Herald

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