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More on Airports' Proximity to Downtowns

Here's a complete listing of the distance between airports and cities.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

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The Simple Math That Can Save Cities From Bankruptcy

Forget raising taxes or cutting services. If cities understood the economics of land use better, they might not need to do either.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

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Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

Why Rents Are Rising as Home Values Fall

With so many people priced out of home ownership, the demand for rental housing is booming.

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How Big Is Your City, Really?

When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.

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The Inequality Puzzle in U.S. Cities

Inequality in American cities turns on more than wages and skills: poverty and race are key indicators.

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Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

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Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative

The country's conservative drift is only deepening.

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What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

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Cities Are Ground Zero for the Foreclosure Crisis

States are still struggling with foreclosures, but as new figures show, metro areas bear the brunt.

Chart of the Day: Africa's Greenest Cities

A side-by-side comparison of 15 major metro areas.

Chart of the Day: A Nation of Renters

The number of homeowners is falling.

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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

Graphic of the Day: Which Countries Are Cutting the Most Carbon?

A handy graphic illustrating where CO2 emissions are dropping fastest.