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Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.

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Are These America's Brainiest Cities?

Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.

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Wealthy Foreigners Are Clustering In Only a Handful of U.S. Neighborhoods

Plutocratization is a problem in a very select group of U.S. cities — three to be exact.

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America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.

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The Silicon Valleys of Everything

There's a reason this cliché won't die.

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A Better Way of Measuring America's Science and Tech Jobs

A new study argues that only half of our so-called STEM jobs require a college degree.

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Why No City Can Afford to Forget About Seniors

Baby boomers aren't drawn to the same sorts of retirement communities their parents were.

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The New Global Start-Up Cities

Our first in a series examining the changing geography of venture capital and high-tech companies.

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In Search of the Entrepreneurial Personalities of Specific Places

The relationship between personality structure and entrepreneurial activity appears to be rather robust.

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The Geography of America's Pop Music/Entertainment Complex

Pop songs, like widgets, are "manufactured" commodities, with a production system embedded in real places.

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The New Geography of Teen Mothers

A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.

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The Economic Geography of America's Abortion Wars

Increasingly, abortion has become a privilege reserved for residents of affluent states.

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America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

And city rankings, based on Bike Score.

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

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Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.

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The Link Between High Levels of Homeownership and Unemployment

Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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Does Having Lots of Local Governments Help or Hurt Economic Development?

The number of local governments per capita is negatively correlated with key measures of state economic performance.

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The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.