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What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.

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Who Wants to Move vs. Who Ends Up Actually Moving

A new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nearly 10 percent of Americans want to move. But those of us who want to change locations and those of us who end up doing it are often not the same.

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Sidewalk Salon

A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

Courtesy of Mary Barr, 1974

The Legacy of a Chicago Suburb's Failed Fight for School Desegregation

Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.

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Janet Delaney

Photographing the Beginning of the End of 'Old San Francisco'

Janet Delaney's "South of Market" series documents an early wave of the city's transformation—in the 1970s.

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Payton Chung / Flickr

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.

AP Photo/John Raoux

What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'?

A new study on "naturally occurring retirement communities" shows that cities must adapt to and support the needs of elders for them to thrive.

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Gotham City/Toby Harriman

A Time-Lapse of San Francisco That Feels As Epic As a Major Motion Picture

"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.

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Another Reason to Promote Social Equity in U.S. Metros: Job Growth

In case public officials needed extra motivation.

“Charles F. Chandler Papers,” Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscript Library

This 19th Century 'Stench Map' Shows How Smells Reshaped New York City

Malodorous industries moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, shifting the industrial landscape.

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Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs

The neighborhoods outside of sunny metro areas are gobbling up the country, just like they were before the Great Recession.

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Alana Semuels

The City That Believed in Desegregation

Integration isn't easy, but Louisville, Kentucky, has decided that it's worth it.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism

The city is grappling with major socioeconomic shifts by getting organized at an unprecedented scale.  

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CartoB, via Twitter

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

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New York Public Library/William Meyers

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Wikimedia Commons/BrokenSphere

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

New Census data shows that migration patterns among young adults changed after the Great Recession.

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Stuck With a House That Can't Be Sold

Even though the housing market is improving, some owners with troubled properties won't see relief anytime soon.

Insightful Interaction/Natalia Bronshtein

200 Years of U.S. Immigration, in 1 Colorful Infographic

A new data visualization captures the waves of arrival.