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Welcome to Kansas City, Kansas: The Unlikely New Soccer Capital of the United States

For U.S. soccer fans, World Cup hopes now run through a $75 million facility in an emerging Midwest powerhouse.

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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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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.

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The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

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The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

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After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

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America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

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The Inequality of Playgrounds

Public parks in upper-income, predominantly-white communities in Kansas City were more likely to have playgrounds, water features and trails.

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In a Kansas City Neighborhood, Deep Investments and an Uncertain Future

Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?

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16 Parking Garages Worth Looking At

Miami may be the international hub of memorable parking, but it’s not the only city sporting glitzy garages.

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Kansas City's Google Divide and Cleveland's 'Poverty of Ambition': The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bus Rapid Transit

A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.

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The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

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The Secret to Memphis's Blues District Success

Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.

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How Big Is Your City, Really?

When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

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The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.