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Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive

Another wrinkle in the density discussion.

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The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives

States, cities and counties give away $80 billion per year, but that doesn't seem to create stronger economies or lower unemployment.

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Diversity: Another GOP Disadvantage

At what thresholds of diversity does a single county turn blue?

MPI's Zara Matheson

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

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The Geography of Gun Violence in Cities and Metros

What we learn when we zoom in on the data.

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Keeping Out the Kardashians

Lessons in celebrity location theory.

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Cities With Denser Cores Do Better

Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.

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The Geography of America's Best Food Trucks

101 trucks in 23 metros.

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What Republicans Are Really Up Against: Population Density

To win in 2016, the party needs to revamp their stance on urban policies.

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Paying Retail Workers a Little Better Can Make a Huge Difference

A Black Friday look at the geography of retail workers' wages.

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The World's Leading Cities for Start-Ups

The top 20 global leaders in the tech boom.

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

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The Great Recession's Devastating Toll on Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

High-poverty areas lost a staggering 91 percent of their absolute wealth during the crisis.

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The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

Courtesy of the Brookings Institution

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

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America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

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The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy'

Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.

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These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

Regardless of Who Wins the White House, America Is Still More Conservative Than It Used to Be

The trend over the past decade is clear.