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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

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The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

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Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

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Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated?

A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

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America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

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'Hipster Is Not a Real Job'

An ad campaign from British Columbia backfires.

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The Global Cities That Offer the Most Opportunity

A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.

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The Geography of Americans Who Work From Home

More of us than ever before are choosing to forgo formal offices. But some metro areas have seen bigger gains than others.

What Will Progress Look Like in the Future?

Author Steven Johnson, described by some as a "Darwin of Technology," on the future of urban innovation.

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The High Inequality of U.S. Metro Areas Compared to Countries

Some American cities have rates similar to the world's poorest nations.

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Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: A Fresh Look Using Proximity to Mines

The latest evidence of this time-tested connection.

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Are the World's Leading Financial Centers Also Its Leaders in the Arts?

A new study examines whether a city's financial sector affects artistic success.

Zara Matheson

The Uneven Geography of U.S. Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is made up of hundreds of metro regions that grow and decline at different rates.

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The Ingredients of 'Complete Communities'

Ideas for gauging our progress toward more equitable, affordable, sustainable, and walkable metros.

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

Q&A with Planet of Cities author Shlomo Angel.

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

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Americans Still Trust Their Local Government, Even as Faith in Washington Crumbles

Blame the remoteness of D.C., or its partisan rancor.

Zara Matheson

Where Are the Most Uninsured Americans?

It varies widely across the country.