In India, Delhi, has a problem with housing. There’s not enough of it, and what there is often won’t be rented to people from certain backgrounds.
Thousands of Rio residents were evacuated from their homes to make way for Olympic projects. Some resisted. Many feel their communities were torn apart.
Under apartheid, millions of black and mixed-race South Africans were forced to leave their homes and move to barren land, away from white South Africans. Now, some families of color living in Cape Town fear the history of forced evictions is about to repeat itself, this time under a democratically elected government.
Forty percent of Brazil's homes lack access to any kind of sewer system. Public health workers are afraid to go to crime-ridden neighborhoods. Activists in the country's poorest areas say both investment and mindsets have to change to tackle a public health crisis.
As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
It used to be much harder for the homeless to get permanent housing. But a new push to house the homeless before treating addiction or mental health issues is changing that.
The boom in urban population is celebrated by some, and decried by an equal number — either portending a more sustainable, compact future, or driving out those who have lived in urban communities for years, whether by choice or circumstance. So, how do we make urban revitalization more equitable?
The Watts Riots rocked Los Angeles five decades ago. A writer who grew up nearby remembers it as a rebellion against the conditions for African Americans at the time.
Baltimore's population has long been segregated by race and class, even as a matter of formal government policy. And while those discriminatory practices are no longer law, they've created a legacy of poor housing that still harms poor, overwhelmingly black residents.
Forget about FEMA trailers. Housing advocates have designed emergency shelters that can quickly be turned into a permanent, custom home that are cheaper than current programs.
It’s a tale full of intrigue and danger. A Jewish group has bought 25 units in the predominately Arab area of East Jerusalem. Residents are incensed at both the Jews who occupied the homes and the Palestinians who sold the apartments. But no one is entirely sure who sold them or who bought them — or who’s moving in.