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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.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.

New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub

In the last few years, New York has risen to prominence in the world of tech start-ups.

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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Americans Trust Local Government More Than Washington

61 percent of Americans have a favorable view of their local government.

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Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

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Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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How Creativity Works in Cities

Author Jonah Lehrer talks with us about the nexus of creativity and cities.

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Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.