Providence

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Tracking the Flight Paths of Birds

The chaotic order of nature's social networks.

An Uneasy Peace for a Cash-Strapped City and Its Prestigious Nonprofits

Nearly 40 percent of Providence's land is occupied by institutions that do not pay taxes. That worked fine until the city needed cash.

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Can We Disrupt Poverty by Changing How Poor Parents Talk to Their Kids?

Young children who hear fewer words do worse in school. Providence wants to close the gap.

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How One Mayor Pulled His City Back From the Brink of Bankruptcy

Providence's mayor tamed his city's money problems in just one term. Will that propel him to statewide office?

Kaid Benfield

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

Shepard Fairey's Andre-the-Giant Street Art Gets the Movie Treatment

Julian Marshall explains why he wanted to make a film about the "Obey Giant" street-art campaign.

Providence Arcade, Ben Jacobsen and the Rhode Island Collection

One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

The Arcade Providence will offer 48 units starting at $550 a month.

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Inside the Weird World of Tracking Gangs on Social Media

With gang members openly posting about their plans to commit violent acts on Facebook and YouTube, police departments nationwide find increased challenges and unique advantages.

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How Colleges Can Foster Development Zones

An ambitious plan in Providence utilizes Brown's medical and science campuses.

Postcard From Providence

Drug busts, red buildings and a former hotel housekeeper wins a city council seat