housing

techsploitation

'Techsploitation' Demonstrators Blocked Google and Apple Buses With Scooters

Activists in San Francisco used scooters and tech buses to protest the industry’s presence in the city.
Sarah Emerson
5.31.18
GENTRIFICATION

Airbnb Is Screwing Over New York’s Vulnerable Neighborhoods

Everyone knows Airbnb is bad for the housing market. But it's starting to get worse.
Ankita Rao
5.3.18
housing rights

Frank Lloyd Wright Paved the Way for Bad Silicon Valley Housing Ideas

Company towns and suburbanization mean inequality in the real estate market.
Jessica Jacolbe
11.16.17
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
bad ideas

Canada Is Looking to Airbnb to Help Fix Its Housing Crisis

This is a terrible idea.
Jordan Pearson
10.5.17
solutions

Inside Denver's First 'Tiny Village' for the Homeless

Beloved Community Village could transform services for transgender Americans without homes.
David Cumming
7.27.17
displacement

A Nigerian Fishing Community Just Fought Gentrification and Won

Lagos state officials claimed the waterfront neighborhood was an environmental hazard.
Ankita Rao
6.22.17
the rent is too damn high

Toronto Wants to Use Surveillance to Solve the Housing Crisis

And privacy experts are worried.
Jordan Pearson
5.1.17
melatonin

Police Floodlights are Unlikely to Reduce Crime, But Could Harm Your Health

Months after the study they were a part ended, bright lights remain in New York housing projects.
Ethan Chiel
2.25.17
Toronto

Landlords Are Using a New Digital Tool to Dig Up Dirt on Potential Tenants

It’s already pretty tough to rent a decent place in Toronto and Vancouver.
David Silverberg
9.12.16
japan

Watch Toyota Snap A Two-Story Home Together Like Lego Bricks

A new clip shows workers assembling an entire home out of individual, pre-assembled rooms.
Jon Christian
1.10.16
Australia

From Australia to Mexico, 34 Countries Ranked on Quality of Life

A snapshot of 34 countries in one interactive map.
Clinton Nguyen
11.12.15
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