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A Jacket That Hugs You For Getting Facebook 'Likes'

Say hello to the saddest clothing in the world.

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Low-Income Housing Can Be Energy Efficient Too

A Boston non-profit is retrofitting the city's affordable housing stock and cutting energy costs by about 20 percent. 

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The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

Dan Lurie

Here We Go Again: Retail Trucks Run Into Permitting Issues Everywhere

Mobile vendors selling clothes and shoes instead of food are popping up all over the place. How should cities treat them?

A Key Historic Preservation Tool Is on the Brink of Extinction

What's at stake if Congress cuts the historic preservation tax incentive.

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Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

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Turns Out Where You Live Really Does Shape Who You Are

Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

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Could Co-Ops Help Solve Our College Grad Employment Crisis?

Students who participate in these programs have greater responsibility and a better chance of full-time employment.

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The Very Mortal Life of City Bus Drivers

The job has long been one of the most stressful and hazardous gigs in town.

Anthony Flint

Why Mitt Romney Should Love France's Approach to Infrastructure Funding

Here, you pay for the roads and resources you use, thanks to innovative public-private partnerships.

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

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America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

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Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

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America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.