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Even Late in Her Career, Jane Jacobs Made Predictions That Are Coming True Today

Her widely panned last book, Dark Age Ahead, cautioned against social and economic decay and the rise of demagogues like Donald Trump.

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The Comeback and Competition of the Inner City

Two new studies explore the movement of businesses and people back to the city, but outside the central business district.

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Where Millennials and the Working Class Can No Longer Afford to Live

A new Trulia report looks at which cities have the highest housing burdens.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.

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Comparing the Creative Economies of Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

A detailed new analysis of three of the world’s top creative industries.

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Blame Geography for High Housing Prices?

It’s not just land use restrictions that are responsible for steep rents in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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Big Cities Are the Future of Global Consumption

A new study shows how the largest cities in Asia and North America will power the worldwide economy in the coming decades.

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The Geography of the Republican Primaries

The remaining candidates continue to resonate with counties that are being left behind.

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The Diverse Geography of High-Tech Industries

They’re not all based in New York and San Francisco.

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Using Cell Phone Data to Track Segregation in Hong Kong

There’s plenty to learn about where residents travel each day, and with whom they choose to interact.

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The Reality of New York City Commutes

Despite its extensive transit systems, plenty of New Yorkers still endure long travel times.

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The Most Popular Twitter Hashtags in New York, London, S.F., L.A., and D.C.

New Yorkers tweet about food and beer. Londoners tweet about tattoos and architecture.

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The Self-Confident City

Big cities are a powerful draw for confident people, who in turn benefit the most from their opportunities and resources.

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Building Infrastructure for More Inclusive Communities

A conversation with Ryan Gravel, creator of the Atlanta BeltLine, on his new book Where We Want to Live.

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The Relationship Between High-Quality Startups and Geography

We know that startups are highly concentrated in certain places in the U.S. But a new report finds that high-quality startups are even more so.

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Putting Cities at the Center of American Innovation

A new report from Obama’s science and tech advisors outlines the case for an urban-focused technology policy.

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The U.S. Cities Winning the Battle Against Brain Drain

College-educated workers add considerably to local economies, but some places do much better at retaining them.

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A Playbook on the Politics of Better Streets

In conversation with former New York City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.