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The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

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The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.

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Which American Cities Won the Most Medals?

When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.

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Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

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The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

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The Geography of America's Music Scenes

Mapping musicians and the music businesses across the U.S.

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When it Comes to Jobs, the Real Story is Education, Occupation, and Geography

The burden of unemployment has been felt hardest on those in working-class factory, construction, and low-wage service jobs.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

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Is Detroit Becoming a Suburb?

A provocative op-ed in the Detroit News raises tough questions about Detroit's revival and other cities. 

The Geography of Gun Violence

On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

Demand for Foreign-Born Workers Is Spiky

Many U.S. cities cannot access the skilled workers they need.

Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

Which countries have the most social media influence?