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America's Melting-Pot Cities

The metros where new American citizens live now.

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Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth

The rate of homeownership has virtually no bearing on the economic development of America's cities and metros.

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San Francisco's High-Tech Cost Advantage

San Francisco stacks up well these days compared with Silicon Valley.

Map of the Day: Where Seniors Are Moving

Baby Boomers over 65 are moving to the coasts.

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Americans Positive About Their Local Economy

Despite deep concerns about our national finances, Americans think their cities and towns are doing all right.

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What If Mayors Ruled the World?

With Washington paralyzed by political dysfunction, is it time for mayors to take over?

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The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

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The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact. 

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America's Brainiest Cities

Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."

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The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

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America's Economic Rebound

The declinists are wrong, America is emerging from the crisis stronger than before.

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Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

The impact of income, class, and religion.

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What Critics Get Wrong About Creative Cities

Economic development, innovation and creativity are undoubtedly connected. Squabbling about which comes first misses the point.

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Airports and the Wealth of Cities

Airports play a considerable role in economic development, and the most important cargo they move is people.

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The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.

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How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.

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The Limits of Density

Denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. 

How Detroit Is Rising

You've heard the story of the city's downfall. This is the story of its comeback.