Buildings are a major contributor to climate change - and will suffers its impacts, too. But finding a way to mitigate both could reap financial benefits for the sector. Here's how.
Affordable housing is an issue around the world and business leaders are being urged to take a holistic approach to tackling the issue.
Mid-sized cities with environmental resilience will be the target of much of the year's US$750 billion commercial property investment.
More than half of the households in Stockholm and London are lived in by just one person.
To date in South Africa, more than 4m housing opportunities have been created, and 56% of this housing has gone to women, rising to 70% in some areas – a crucial step for advancing gender...
Are tiny homes just a trend for wealthy minimalists or an economic necessity for the growing poor?
With Africa's population rapidly growing, urbanisation is happening too fast in Nigeria for the government to keep up with housing, business and public service demands.
Buying a home is still within reach for people with typical incomes in many places in the US, according to a new report.
Jyske Bank, Denmark's third-largest bank, said this week that customers would now be able to take out a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of -0.5%.
In the face of the affordable house shortage in the UK, one architect company is constructing homes out of shipping containers.
Modern theorists show global inequality is being improperly tackled. Real estate is overlooked in its damning ability to polarize the global elite from the common worker.
1 billion people worldwide currently live in slums - this is expected to reach 3 billion within the next 30 years. Is 'development' really helping them?
Cities across Europe face housing challenges, with a lack of affordable homes a major issue. From London to Berlin, these are some of the proposed solutions.
According to IMF Blog's Chart of the Week, there is a tight link between movements in house prices and economic and financial stability.
The adaptability and resilience of informal housing around the world could provide a useful model for fast-growing cities – if we can solve some of its problems, too.