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Family Dollar Founder Leon Levine on the Entrepreneurialism of Charlotte

How the Southern city helped launch a billion-dollar business.

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What's Missing From Universities' Sustainability Push

Lessons on environmentalism should be worked into course offerings, not just infrastructure.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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Where to Buy and Where to Rent Now

In most of America's top metros, buying may well be the better financial decision. But is the next bubble inevitable?

The Local History Behind London's Olympic Unease

Two East London neighborhoods will be irrevocably changed by the Games. Is this a bad thing?

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America's Uninsured Belt

The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.

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Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

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Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

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What U.S. Population Trends From the 2000s Tell Us About the Future

The metro areas that saw the greatest slowdown in the previous decades were the ones that saw the biggest booms in the 1990s.

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Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

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The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

The new store will preserve many of the 13th century church's most striking features.

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Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

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Postcard From Colombo

Monks protest a United Nations resolution.

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The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?

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Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

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The Building You’re Sitting In Now Has Its Own Social Network, Too

HonestBuildings.com aims to be a sort of LinkedIn for the build environment.

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The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

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Should Preservationists Train Their Eyes on Skylines?

Researchers have developed a GIS-based technique to keep track of skyline changes.

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Why Conservatives Are Afraid of Cities

Rick Santorum is missing the bigger picture when he tries to align himself with rural America.