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Pretty Soon, 'Ride-Sharing' Services Could Actually Help You Share a Ride

Cab-sharing has arrived in a serious way with UberPool and Lyft Line.

Knight Foundation

The Knight Cities Challenge Is Looking for a Few Good Ideas

The Knight Foundation has launched a new competition to fund innovation in cities. All you need to enter is a concept.

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Does Ebola Spread Faster in Cities?

It depends on the city's density, urban planning, and health care infrastructure.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Postmates

The New, Improved Generation of Instant Delivery Services

This time around, they might actually work.

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Pew Research Center

All the Single Ladies Should Move to San Jose or Denver

A new interactive map shows the best and worst cities for women looking to marry men.

Dan Glass

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.

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Las Vegas' 'Evangelical Urbanist' Steps Down From Bleeding Downtown Project

Tony Hsieh's visionary plan for the city's off-strip core seems to be imploding, leaving followers disillusioned.

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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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.

John Metcalfe

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.

Library of Congress

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.