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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.

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Is Portland Really Where Young People Go to Retire?

According to a new study, the city attracts the young and college-educated at some of the highest rates in the country.

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How the Creative Class Is Reshaping America's Electoral Map

Educated professionals are anchoring a new kind of voting coalition.

The Geography of the 47%

The states with the highest share of tax non-payers may actually contain the very conservative votes that Romney needs.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

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Why Eds and Meds Alone Can't Revitalize Cities

Beyond any impending bubble in education and health care spending, these two sectors are not a source of economic development in the first place.

Zara Matheson

America's Best Places for a Raise Since the Great Recession

Over time, the crisis has hit wages and salaries much harder in some metros than in others.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

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The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

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America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

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The Case for City-Based Visas

Scholars are floating a new method of immigration sponsorship.

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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

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Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.