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What We Know So Far About the Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Officials have confirmed a truck collided with the trusses.

Reuters

Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Find New Life ... as Datacenters?

Sears is looking into re-purposing its shuttered stores as datacenters, starting with one in Chicago.

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Reuters

The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix

Freight is crippling metro areas, but it's rarely part of city planning.

Street Vendor Project

New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share Want Their Voices Heard

Turns out it's not that easy for a sidewalk food cart to just pick up and move.

A Treasure Trove of Economic Data on European Metro Areas

On a continent with particularly soft international borders, the success (or failure) of cities in navigating the recession has remained largely unexamined.

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Why Suburban Poverty Is Less Visible and More Insidious

Today's poor have a new problem: isolation.

Sarah Goodyear

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

Brookings

The Suburbanization of Poverty

Public perception has yet to catch up to the reality that the poor now live in the suburbs, too.

Reuters

When Gun Control Fails: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Reuters

This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.

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Do Rising Home Values Make People Feel Richer?

Evidence debunking the "wealth effect."

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

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Worst Cities for Dog Attacks, According to the U.S. Postal Service

If your pet bites a postal worker, you're going to have to come get your mail yourself.

Reuters

How Congress Can Help Rust Belt Cities Attract (and Keep) High-Skill Immigrants

Shrinking cities are hoping immigrants will rebuild our their communities. Washington should gear policy to helping them.

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Amy Sullivan

Why Every Mayor Could Benefit From Some Business Experience

An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Reuters

A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

K. Scott Kreider

Atlantic City's Incredibly Bad Gamble on the Revel Casino

When it opened, investors promised the Revel would be a savior. Just a year later, it filed for bankruptcy.