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How Adult Job Training Can Help Kids Learn

At one charter school in Washington, D.C., grown-ups work alongside children in an unusual two-generation model.

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The Future of Wind Turbines Is Enormous

Wind experts see an era of super-sized turbines approaching, with larger blades and capacities, but lower costs.

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The Pain of the Permalancer

No security, no employer benefits, always having to hustle: these downsides of self-employment are well known. But what about the workload?

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The Meaning of Home in an Uprooted World: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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From UnCollege to Less College

A San Francisco startup that hoped to replace college with real-world experience switches to a middle path: an intensive, post-high-school “gap year.”

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Not All Immigrant Labor Is Cheap Labor

There are problems with the narrative that visas are letting foreigners take Americans’ jobs at lower wages.

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The New 'Good Jobs'

Jobs that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree are what many Americans want—and these days, they’re not found on an assembly line.

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Introducing City Makers: Getting to Work

Our new series on the workforce and jobs of the future.

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Can the Sharing Economy Root Out Racism?

The algorithms that power the online marketplace just reflect the racial discrimination found in society itself.

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The Artist Who Made Sanitation Workers Worthy of a Museum

A retrospective of Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s work argues that maintenance should be valued as art.

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Washington State Is Giving Away a Free Bridge

The 1930s span “would make the perfect present for someone who has always wanted their own bridge, but didn’t know quite where to start.”

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The Curious Case of New York's Two Economic Centers

Why Midtown and Wall Street developed both separately and parallel to each other.

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Black Wealth in the Age of Trump

The president-elect has pledged tax reform and job creation—policies that should theoretically help poor and minority Americans. Will they?

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Americans Aren't as Mobile as You Think: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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The Office of the Future: A Portable, Inflatable Bubble?

A futuristic cubicle design would let you roll annoying co-workers down a hill.

Patralekha Chatterjee

How Mysuru Became India's 'Cleanest City'

Waste management became a point of pride for the municipality’s people.

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New York's ATMs Teem With Nasty Stuff

Skin bacteria, mold, and parasites on ATM keypads can tell us a lot about New York’s habits and communities.

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The Geography of Middle Class Decline

The economic middle of the U.S. has shrunk across the country. The distinction individual metro areas must better understand is: by how much?

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In Brexit Britain, Businesses Seek Work Visas Just for London

Expecting a crackdown on immigration, the capital’s Chamber of Commerce says the city still needs foreign workers.