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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

Art Institute of Chicago

In Search of a New Era for Ambitious Chicago Architecture

An exhibit highlighting the city's rich history of architectural innovation also hopes to encourage big new ideas. 

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The Waning Days of Indiana's Model Factory Town

Residents fight for the future of what was once called the "Brigadoon of industrial housing."

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How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste

Going green all the way.

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Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

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Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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The Future of Chicago's Most Infamous Public Housing Project

The Chicago Housing Authority has unveiled its redevelopment plan for Cabrini-Green.

40 Years of Chicago's Rising Inequality, in One GIF

A strikingly easy-to-process tale of two cities.

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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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A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

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Across the U.S., the Worst Pothole Season in Recent Memory

Blame the unusually harsh winter.

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Scary Photos of Today's Train Crash at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Miraculously, no one was killed.

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Mysterious Found Footage Offers a Rare Glimpse of 1940s Chicago

One man's stellar garage sale find gives us a peek into the past.

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How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime

The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.

Associated Press

Aerial Photos of the Chicago River Being Dyed Green Will Hypnotize You

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

CNN

A Compelling New Documentary Series About Today's Chicago

CNN's Chicagoland manages to capture the drama of running a city.

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

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.