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Hold on Tom Friedman … Resource-Rich Places Can Be Smart, Too

What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.

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Dwight Howard Made the Right Decision

Staying put and building a winning team is the key to a long, lucrative professional basketball career, research shows.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

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America's Real Homeless Hotspots

An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

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America's Most Optimistic Communities

Despite lower economic confidence nationwide, a majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the places they call home.

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What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

College towns dominate when it comes to sports employment.

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What Makes One City Fatter Than Another?

The factors behind the relative obesity of America's cities.

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The Inequality Puzzle in U.S. Cities

Inequality in American cities turns on more than wages and skills: poverty and race are key indicators.

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Why Miami's Real Estate is Booming Again

Miami's real estate prices have plummeted from their peak, but remain nearly 38 percent above their 2000 levels.

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Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

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The Inequality of American Cities

Mapping inequality across U.S. metros.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

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Where to Find a Creative Class Job in 2020

High-paid knowledge, professional, and creative class occupations will add roughly 7 million new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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Mapping Housing Misery

A look at which states' housing markets have performed the worst.

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Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

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The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

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Map of the Day: Happy States

A new Gallup study shows which states are the most and least content.