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A Chicago expat living in Los Angeles, Patrick Sisson writes about urbanism, cities, transportation, and architecture, examining how these themes help shape culture and urban life. He writes a weekly column called Property Lines that spotlights community development, real estate trends, and hot housing markets across the country. Send tips and topics his way, and follow him on Twitter @patrickcsisson. His work has previously appeared on The Verge, Racked, Pitchfork, Dwell, and Wax Poetics.

Dying malls want a second chance at life

As Americans increasingly shop online and stay at home, can malls find new community appeal?

Public meetings are broken. Here’s how to fix them.

Neighborhood planning is governed by a biased, unrepresentative system.

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The 10 best cities in the U.S. to move to right now

We dug deep into different criteria—like jobs, housing costs, and walkability—to find the 10 best cities to live in right now.

As sea level rises, Miami neighborhoods feel rising tide of gentrification

Is development in Little Haiti, future home of a $1 billion innovation district, fueled by a changing climate?

Why some cities are targeting gas stoves to fight climate change

Why building electrification, and removing gas from new and retrofitted homes, has become a movement.

Churches divine a new role: Housing development

New city programs helping mission-based groups turn unused land into housing take aim at the affordability crisis.

How Paris became a cycling success story—and built a roadmap for other cities

The City of Light became the City of Bike, and U.S. cities should take notice.

U.S. renters are richer, older, and have larger households

A new Harvard report finds that the market is appealing to well-heeled renters, with middle-income renters feeling the squeeze.

A closer look at AOC and the Squad’s housing platform

Set of six laws tackle homelessness, public housing, housing assistance, and speculation.

How Trump is rolling back housing desegregation rules, explained

Critics argue the proposed changes will weaken protections against housing discrimination.