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Driving in America Is Approaching a 'New Normal'

Car use was up in 2014, but there's still plenty of evidence we've hit "peak car."

Next Economy

The Economics of California's Drought

What happens when the country's largest state runs low on water?

Next Economy

Manual Labor, All Night Long: The Reality of Paying for College

A UPS program in Louisville gives students free tuition for working the third shift, but at what cost?

Maps

Mapping Single Ladies and Gents Around the World

If your quest for "the one" spans oceans, here's an atlas that can guide you.

What's Stopping Latinos From Using Public Libraries?

It's not because they don't like books.

At SXSW, Tech Entrepreneurs Raze a Piñata Shop, Put Up a Parking Lot

Austin has a history of systemic segregation problems, even when there's no festival in town.

NYC's Long Commutes May Be Forcing Mothers Out of the Workforce

A downside to New York's sprawling, world class transit system.

Starbucks Already Weighed In on the Race Conversation—With Jobs

#RaceTogether is ridiculous. The company should let its record of giving meaningful opportunities to minorities stand alone.

Inequality Keeps Creeping Higher in America's Largest Cities

A new analysis finds that the largest cities in the U.S. are also some of its most unequal, now more than ever.

CityFixer

Utah Appears Set to Ban Bicycles From Drive-Thru Lanes

Showdowns like this one stand to increase as car-reliance declines.

Tackling Philly's Segregation Problem With Park Designs

Five projects are trying to transform public spaces and bring city residents together.

CityFixer

How the Twin Cities Are Closing Their Big Workforce Diversity Gap

Local leaders are using a "do-test-learn" approach that other cities can emulate.

How Black-Owned Businesses Help Reduce Youth Violence

A new study links growth in African American entrepreneurship to a decline in black youth violence between 1990 and 2000.

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

CityFixer

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

U.K. Sex Workers Report High Job Satisfaction

While punitive laws aimed at "protecting" sex workers gain steam, workers themselves frame their experiences more positively.

Springfield, Illinois, Has Given the Keys to the City to Cobra Commander

The leader of the nefarious "terrorist organization" now holds a U.S. capital city in his leather-begloved hands. Here's what you need to know.

Why Some U.K. Cities Thrive While Others Decline

An intriguing new report looks at long-term economic trends in metros across Britain.