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Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

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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.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

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The Real Birthplace of Occupy Wall Street

The physical and digital combined into an "open-source hypercity urbanism."

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Man Wants To Beautify New York With Dumpster Gardens

Rubbish-bin gardens for the concrete jungle that is New York.

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Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street!

The protesters reunite one year later.

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The Lifecycle of a 'Cool' Neighborhood

How a neighborhood evolves from the next big thing to over the hill.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

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

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.

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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

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The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.

Ideas for Cramming 1 Million More People Into New York City

The city's population is expected to mushroom to 9.1 million by 2030. Here's a novel way to accommodate that growth.

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The World Trade Center's Rocky Real Estate History

The original Twin Towers had trouble finding tenants, but the new buildings are off to a promising start.

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New York State's Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian

Is this still a good idea?

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Reviving New York Harbor With Oysters: Why Hasn't This Happened Yet?

It's been more than two years since Columbia University professor Kate Orff made waves with her "Oyster-tecture" proposal. She's still pushing.

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We Remember: September 11, Eleven Years Later

Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.

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Mementos of NYC's 'Missing Limb'

Long-time city photographer Steven Siegel recalls one of his favorite subjects, the World Trade Center.