Charts

Chart of the Day: No Two Cities Will Recover Alike

The recession and housing crisis hit every city a little differently.

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In Northeast Ohio, Cars Are the Past, Hospitals Are the Future

Changes in employment in the Cleveland area show shifts in which industries are driving the economy.

America's Richest Cities, 1978 and Now

This chart illustrates the rise and fall of America's metros.

Chart of the Day: Which Foreigners Are Buying Houses in America

Canadians make up the largest share.

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The Most Easily Misinterpreted Chart on the Future of the Housing Market

After six years of decline, more architects now report designing larger homes. But that doesn't necessarily mean what you think it means.

The Economist

Chart of the Day: The World's Top Theme Parks

California still reigns supreme.

Reuters

Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth

The rate of homeownership has virtually no bearing on the economic development of America's cities and metros.

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What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.

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Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

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Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?

Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.

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Rethinking the Economics of Traffic Congestion

Traffic is not an economic problem. It’s an indicator of a healthy urban economy. 

Courtesy: Pew

Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

The impact of income, class, and religion.

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.

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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.

Pew Research Center

Americans Trust Local Government More Than Washington

61 percent of Americans have a favorable view of their local government.

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Where Families Go After Foreclosure

What's the connection between foreclosures and homelessness?

Reuters

Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.