San Jose

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Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.

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Silicon Valley Can't Get Transit Right

Less than 1 percent of Santa Clara County residents ride VTA light rail, and taxpayers subsidize 85 percent of the operating costs.

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Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

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America's Most Religiously Diverse Cities

Four percent of the country identifies as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist. A peek at where those communities are clustered.

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The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

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Solo Drivers Say They Benefit From App Communities

"Networked" commuters are reporting a more positive driving experience.

The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

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These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

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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.

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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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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

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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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Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Costumes, flags, floats and other scenes from cities.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

A Fantasy Transit Map for San Francisco

A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.

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Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

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Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

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Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

It's high time for some backlash against open office designs