People familiar with cities in the Northeast of the US would call the houses in our neighborhood row houses. The neighborhood we live in is undergoing gentrification and prices have risen a lot in recent times. The papers have had several pieces lately about families leaving Amsterdam because of the high housing prices. I don't know if that can or should be stopped or slowed. Others who think more about the health of cities will have to the propose an answer.
One of our Dutch friends was in Albany recently and saw some older neighborhoods that were run down. He wondered why young people and young families did not move back there and improve the houses. Good question.
There is a plant in our neighborhood, growing in front of a row house with very large green leaves. Here is a piece of one of its leaves: