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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.

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America's Best Cities for Transit, According to Walk Score

New York, San Francisco, Boston, and D.C. top a new ranking of the best cities for transit.

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Which Parts of the Country Produce the Most NFL Players?

Despite Friday Night Lights portrayals, there's a lot more geographic diversity in NFL prospects than you might think.

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Which Cities Are the Musical Trend Setters?

A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes. 

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The Most (and Least) Peaceful Places in America

A new report tracks violence and incarceration rates across America's states and metros.

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London's Next Top Mayor

The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.

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What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

The economic factors behind pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.