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The Other Hurricane Sandy: The Storm's Impact in Haiti

The country's government has proven surprisingly capable in the face of its latest natural disaster.

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Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.

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The Legacy of the London Olympics? Memories and Debt

What were the Games good for, exactly?

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The U.S. Housing Recovery: Still Uneven

Parsing the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

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14 Stunning Sandy Statistics

A by-the-numbers look at the wreckage left behind.

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The 66%: America's Growing Underclass

For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.

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What Really Happens When a City Makes Its Transit System Free?

Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.

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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

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Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

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To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off

Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.

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Young Adults Are Finally Leaving Their Parents' Houses

After a Great Recession slump, the number of new households is ticking up.

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The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

Probable Deathblow of the Day: Charter Cities Struck Down in Honduras

The controversial plan appears to have reached a dead end.

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Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

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Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart a Sleepy Commercial District?

Birmingham finds success with an innovative program to rejuvenate a neighborhood.

S. Mitra Kalita

Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center Sponsors 2012 Urinebowl

Park Slope residents are complaining that stadium fans are peeing all over the neighborhood.

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What Smoking Bans Reveal About a Country's Economy

Rising cigarette sales used to be a sign that poor countries were growing. Now declining rates seem to be the marker of prosperity.

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This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like

A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.