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The Case for Listening to NIMBYs

We’ll never make much progress by ignoring them.

What Republicans Are Really Up Against: Population Density

To win in 2016, the party needs to revamp their stance on urban policies.

How Places Like Columbus, Indiana, Outrank Silicon Valley

These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.

Black Friday 2012 Rewind: Here Are America's Craziest Shoppers

Warning: Ahead lies profanity, chair throwing and INSANE DEALS!

4 Reasons Retailers Don't Need Free Parking to Thrive

Shopkeepers consistently overestimate parking's role in their success.

Genius Gift Idea of the Day: The Folding Kayak

It's 12 feet long, weighs 25 pounds, and you can store it under the bed.

11 Economist Tricks for 'Winning' Black Friday

Getting the best deals starts with understanding the science of prices. These economic rules can help you save time and money.

Paying Retail Workers a Little Better Can Make a Huge Difference

A Black Friday look at the geography of retail workers' wages.

Hitler Pond to Judas Creek: A Brief History of Controversial Place Names

As Russia considers reviving "Stalingrad," we scan the map for other unsavory historical figures.

How Cities Celebrate Thanksgiving

Traditions from around the country.

Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

Vending Machine of the Day: the Biblio-Mat

Feeling lucky?

An Artist Transforms Old Milk Cartons Into Fluffy Clouds

A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.

Traveling This Holiday? Here's What the Roads (and Airways) Look Like

43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles between Wednesday and Monday.

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

Is Cory Booker's Star Fading?

An attempted power grab nearly started a riot at the Newark City Council meeting.

The World's Leading Cities for Start-Ups

The top 20 global leaders in the tech boom.

Building Cities for the Families of Today

American families look a lot different than they did 50 years ago. Here's how we can build the housing and transportation they need.

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation

Some unsolicited thoughts for the president as he replaces Ray LaHood.