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Maps
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Mapping the Relationship Between Income and Rent

"Rich blocks, poor blocks."

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Sophie Quinn

San Antonio's Ingenious Plan To Get Kids Good Jobs Out of High School

By bringing employers and schools together, the Alamo Academies suit the city's job needs and give students a head start.

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3 Charts That Explain Why You Spend So Much on Transportation

The affordability problem starts with planning that favors the automobile, argues a new report.

SERIES

City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Car2Go

Share Everything: Why the Way We Consume Has Changed Forever

An old idea at the heart of cities will be integral to fitting millions more people inside of them in the 21st century.

Loco Steve/Matthias Rosenkranz

How Amtrak Could Become a Robust, Profitable Enterprise

We might have to choose between economic efficiency and geographic equality.

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An Urban-Suburban Compromise to Revitalize a Buffalo Neighborhood

Larkinville, Buffalo's most successful urban development initiative in decades, merges city hip with suburban convenience.

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MPI's Zara Matheson

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy

The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most.

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How Fort Collins Created America's First Zero-Energy District

The five participating employers were able to reduce peak-load demand by more than 20 percent.

Maps

Mapping the Legal Pot Era in Spokane

The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.

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City of Chicago

Creative Urban Budget Solution of the Day: Crowdfunding City Programs

Chicago is trying to raise $480,000 for a youth basketball league.

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Delaying Car and Home Ownership Has Helped Millennials Dramatically Reduce Their Debt

Young Americans have been offloading debt at a much higher rate than older generations.

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China's Spectacularly Silly Plan to Curb Air Pollution

We hate to disappoint, but banning BBQ won't do much.

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Quantifying Downtown Detroit's Comeback

Exactly how the Motor City is rebuilding its urban core.

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An Example of Urban Farming Done Right

In Boise, the link between sustainable farming and sustainable communities is clear.

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A Peek at Rising Health Care Costs in 5 Major Cities

Premiums for the young and healthy are set to rise 169 percent, according to a new survey.

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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.

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Having Your Own Corner Office Is Like Living in Suburbia

How companies are (or should be) structured like cities.

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Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

4 reasons why Obama is wrong to think the sector can solve the unemployment crisis.