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Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: A Fresh Look Using Proximity to Mines

The latest evidence of this time-tested connection.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

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

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

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'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs

Penn Hills, Pennsylvania's foreclosure woes have left it in deep trouble. At least two entrepreneurs are cashing in.

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The Nazi Olympics, Revisited

A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Center explores the most infamous of Games.

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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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.

Watch an Entire Bridge Get Built In a 3-Year Time Lapse

Cue the Philip Glass for this entrancing footage of a Pennsylvania bridge being born.

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What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

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

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

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The New Design Needs of the Information Economy

How offices and home spaces are changing to keep up with Generation Y.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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Faces of the Rust Belt

Photographer Gregory Halpern captures scenes of despair and surprising strength in his new book, A.

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Pittsburgh to Get Its Own Burning Man-Style 'Festival of Fire Arts'

The first-ever Pyrotopia will introduce Pennsylvanians to everyone's favorite art – the kind that burns.

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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.