Writer and critic Ian Volner has contributed articles on architecture and design to New York Magazine, Architect, The Paris Review, and Interior Design, among other publications. He lives in Manhattan.

Where Do Affordable Housing Experts Think the U.S. Crisis Goes From Here?
A new book of essays from scholars, architects, and advocates seeks to answer that question—and its editors Victoria Newhouse and...
New York’s Favorite Sculpture Park Is Getting a Massive Renovation—With a Focus on Accessibility
A $45 million overhaul aims to give the popular Storm King Art Center what it’s long needed: slightly more structure.
Are Private Partnerships the Best Way to Rebuild Public Housing?
Supporters of a highly debated initiative to tear down New York’s Fulton and Elliot-Chelsea Houses think so.
Five Fresh Perspectives on Africa’s Housing Challenges
This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale offers new ideas for improving quality of life across the continent.
A New Generation of Politicians Is Showing That When It Comes to Housing, the Personal Is Political
Those elected to office often have the means to be homeowners, or even landlords.
Habitat for Humanity Doesn’t Just Give Away Houses
The CEO of the world’s largest nonprofit low-cost home builder explains how the organization has shifted its model and grown...
This Non-Profit Wants to Help You Turn Your Building Into a Co-op
“People power is still at the core of what we do,” explains the president of the decades-old New York–based non-profit the Urban...
How Adaptive Reuse Can Help Solve the Affordability Crisis
Jeff Bone of the Chicago-based firm LBBA believes that working with what’s been left behind can pave the way for the future.
“You’re Finally Seeing Cracks in the NIMBY Armor”
New York real estate developers Vivian Liao and Tucker Reed of TOTEM want you to want affordable housing in your neighborhood.
Kansas City’s Tara Raghuveer Has a ‘North Star’ and It’s True Social Housing
The activist and director of KC Tenants explains why the organization’s goal is to move the U.S. away from the private housing...
Would-Be Congressman Greg Casar Is Worried About Where He’s Going to Live, Too
The former Austin City Council Member is running in Texas's District 35, and ready to bring the affordability debate to the...
Peter Barber Explains How to Make Affordable Housing People Love
The London architect tries “to show people that affordability can mean many things”—and his many fans think he’s succeeding.
Patrick Tighe Believes the Future of Los Angeles Is Affordable
From his office near the Culver City Arts District, the architect challenges ideas about how low-cost housing should look.
Architect Clive Wilkinson’s L.A. Home Perches Over a Commanding View
An architect draws on the best of L.A. living for his family’s new home.
Marina Plus Rem, in Upstate New York
Hudson, New York, is a small community nestled into its namesake river valley about 100 miles north of Manhattan.
Rehousing the American Dream at MoMA
By current estimates, close to 11 million American homeowners are in serious distress, owing more on their homes than the homes...
"Foreclosed" Open Studio at PS1
Back in May, New York’s Museum of Modern Art kicked off a nearly yearlong series of presentations, workshops, and public symposia...
Reflecting the Stars
Jon Morris has been a theater producer, social entrepreneur, champion springboard diver—and an artist, in which last capacity he...