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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

In communities that rely on a handful of special events each year, the sharing economy is complicated.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

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We're Shamefully Bad at Protecting Pedestrians at Events Like SXSW

A few thousand dollars worth of steel bollards might have prevented last night's mayhem.

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The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

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Yes, Police Can Arrest You for Failing to Identify Yourself

You've heard of stop-and-frisk. Now meet stop-and-identify. 

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Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

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What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

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Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

This Super Useful App Wants to Change How We Get Around Cities

"Every safe, legal, and reliable way that's out there, we want to bring to you in the palm of your hand."

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2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

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Know About 'Ghost Bikes'? Austin Has a Levitating 'Ghost Tree'

Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.

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Austin's Airport Is Full of Dive-Bombing Bats

Bruce Wayne would feel exceptionally at home inside this Transylvania-style airport.

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Austin's Weird Festival-Based Economy

How does the home of SXSW deal with the challenges of loud music venues and constantly exploding tourist populations? By recognizing these are good problems to have.

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The Amazon Model: The Rise of Urban Start-Ups in Smaller Tech Hubs

A look at the patterns of venture capital investment in Seattle, Austin, and Chicago.