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The Economics of Saving Independent Businesses

Everyone loves the idea of the neighborhood book store, but signing petitions isn't going to keep them open

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Bringing U.S. Manufacturing Back, One T-Shirt at a Time

San Francisco's SF Made is leading the charge to get American cities back in the business of making things

Courtesy Ian Lockwood

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous

Courtesy Krista Jahnke

Temporary Is the New Permanent

Despite their co-option by marketing teams, the pop-up remains a sharp tool in the urban revitalization kit

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Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?

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Urban School Reform as Housing Policy

The link between schooling and place isn’t going away any time soon