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More Losers Than Winners in America's New Economic Geography

It appears that talent clustering provides little in the way of trickle-down benefits to service and blue-collar workers.

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Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

The Graffiti Artist Trying to Tag Every Surface in New York City

"I like good vandalism but you gotta know where to put it -- that's key."

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Water Overwhelms a Saudi Arabian Town

Veritable rivers gushed down streets and into homes.

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Why India's Obsession With 'Getting Things Done' Should Matter to Urban Planners

Skirting the rules to get a problem fixed runs deep in India's culture. Does it make it difficult to nurture law-and-order institutions?

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5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood's Lead

The head of the DOT announced today that he's stepping down. He leaves behind an agency in dramatic transition.

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It's Not Easy Being a Transit Advocate in Atlanta

How do you improve congestion when there's zero political will to raise money to fix it?

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Check Out This Crazy Flooding in Montreal

A broken water main unleashed a torrent.

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Congress Passed the Sandy Aid Bill ... Now What?

Wrangling over the funds will have a big impact on recovery.

Mapping the Almost-Real City

Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.

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Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

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When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: London's 'City of Villages,' in Formal Wear

Even British writing on London isn't exactly a cliché-free zone.

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Class-Divided Cities: Los Angeles Edition

The second in our series mapping the growing class divides in American cities and metros.

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One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti

Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.

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Good Deed of the Day: Help Geo-Reference the British Library's Map Collection

Everyone wins, except your employer.

10 Buildings That Mimic the Complexity of Origami

Technology like 3D modeling have made it possible for architecture to mimic the elegant art of paper folding.

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The Wildly Different Age Demographics of U.S. Cities

And other lessons learned from a vast new data tool from the Urban Institute.

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What Daily Life Looks Like in Syria

The daily indignity of life at war.

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Not Just Global Climate Change, But Regional Shifts

How waste heat from large cities may be affecting weather patterns in areas up to 1000 miles away.