Richard Florida

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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.

Carolyn Williams/Flickr

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

They're still largely concentrated in the older suburbs of just a handful of metro areas.

NASA

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

AP

The Business Case for Paying Service Workers More

MIT's Zeynep Ton explains the theory behind the Good Jobs Strategy.

AP

How Housing Is Making America's Wealth Divide Worse

Home value is disproportionately concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities and towns.

Zara Matheson

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022.

Reuters

What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common

High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.

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The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?

HBO

Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

AP

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

AP

The Global Map of Homophobia

As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.

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Expensive London Is Still the U.K.'s Top Destination for Young People

High cost of living hasn't stopped British Millennials from flocking to the city.

Reuters

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Affect Some Metros Much More Than Others

There are tremendous differences in what it takes for workers to get by in different parts of the country.

IHS Economics

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

Reuters

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

Reuters

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

Despite major advances, the world's slum population will likely double to 2 billion by 2050.

Reuters/Swoan Parker

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

Zara Matheson

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

They can act as economic engines for entire countries.