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Melanie Leigh Wilbur

What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza

The future of urban manufacturing lies less in localism than in making factories more personal.

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A California Law Will Weed Fraudulent Vendors Out of Farmers Markets

It's part of a growing conversation about who's selling what.

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The Ugly Economics of Subprime Auto Loans

For many Americans, having a car means keeping a job in transit-barren suburbs and cities. Losing transportation could mean losing everything.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm-to-Table 'Doesn't Really Work'

Dan Barber of New York's Blue Hill restaurant hammers on the blind spots of locally sourced eating.

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The Divided City

Just as they've started to revitalize—attracting industry, investment and people—our cities are threatened by new and more vexing divides.

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How Helping Immigrant Workers Learn English Could Transform the U.S. Economy

A large share of the workforce in American cities struggles with English. Here's why investing in language training should be a priority.

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The National Champion of Local Business

For nearly two decades, Stacy Mitchell has tried to level a playing field she sees as tilted toward big retail.

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Here's Your Wine Menu, Tonight's Specials, and Song Playlist

Restaurants in San Francisco are adding music to the list of nightly menus they produce for patrons.

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A Universal Lesson in Breaking the Habit of Car Commuting

How one U.K. company got its employees to stop driving to work.

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Romanticizing Rail Is No Way to Save Amtrak

The #AmtrakResidency program bolsters the notion that train travel is a ponderous luxury, not a useful public good.

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Not Married? The Odds That You Never Will Be Are Higher Than Ever

A rising share of Americans have never married. Here's who they are and why they won't tie the knot.

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Lyft Is Hiring a Lot of Deaf Drivers

There's even an app that helps the hearing impaired converse with passengers who can't sign.

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Working Out Is Healthy, But It May Lead You to Drink More Than You Should

That super-fit dude you see going to the gym every morning probably consumes more alcohol than you, according to new research.

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The United States of Unease

The most important lesson from our State of the City poll may be how much urban, suburban, and rural Americans are concerned about the same things.

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How Malawi Women Are Turning Waste Into Wealth

A local government transforms its waste-management problems into opportunity.

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One of the World's Most Frenetic Cities Competes at Chilling Out

In a nation with the highest rate of stress-related suicides, citizens of Seoul vie for the title of most spaced-out.

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Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.

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The L.A. Fire Department Rolls Out New Nepotism Protocols

The city says the practice leads to less diversity among firefighters.