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Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

Adam Kushner

Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.

Expatistan

Mapping the Cheapest Cities for Living the Expat Life

A user-generated global city comparator.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: We Have a Winner!

The stunning conclusion to the pedestrian streets vs. bike lanes nail-biter.

Maps
MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Reuters/Enrique Marcarian.

Could Earth's Population Peak in 2050?

Spanish researchers are making the case that the world will in fact be less crowded in 2100 than it is now.

Google Street View

Lessons From Silicon Valley's 'Downtown'

A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.

Pew Charitable Trusts

Why Unemployment Has Hit Black Households the Hardest

The problem isn't just job loss. It's having no cash on hand when it happens.

Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge: Championship Round

This one's for all the marbles.

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3 Reasons 30-Somethings Are Accumulating Less Wealth Than Their Parents

It's not just the recession.

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Phoenix's Walkability Gamble Might Actually Pay Off

The Reinvent PHX initiative will try to guide transit-oriented development in five districts along the new light rail corridor.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Final Four

Only one round left...

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Selling Solar Power in India's Slums

The country is fast outgrowing its electric grid. Are small-scale solar projects the solution?

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Elite Eight

More upsets, a nail-biter, and standings.

Videos
NextCity.org

Inside the Thriving World of Bangkok's Semi-Legal Street Vendors

A beautiful video tour of two lives lived in the city's informal economy.

Mike Segar/Reuters

America's Jobs Dilemma: Employment Up, Wages Down

One more piece of evidence for the lopsided nature of America's economic recovery.

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Why Our Cities Look and Work the Way They Do

A conversation with Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore about their new book, American Urban Form.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Sweet 16

Round 2 of our gut-wrenching head-to-head matchup!