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America's Leading College Towns

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


Making Hurricanes With Miami's Thunderous 'Wall of Wind'

This is the only fan in America that can recreate the terrible conditions of a Category 5 hurricane.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

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

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

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The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

Old Stadiums Make Great Parkour Courses

Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.


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

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


The Junk Food Attitude Toward Place

We consume these places without thinking, like potato chips in front of the television, and America is full of them.

Martha Cooper

How Street Art Is Changing a Miami Neighborhood

Is Wynwood a place where Miami’s creative minds come to hang out and work or "where art goes to die"?


Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.


Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.


The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.


Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.


America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.


The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

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What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth

Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.