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The Terrifying Reality of Europe's Youth Unemployment Crisis, in 1 Chart

In March, youth unemployment hit 50 percent in Greece. Six months later, it's only gotten worse.

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Zara Matheson

The Uneven Geography of U.S. Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is made up of hundreds of metro regions that grow and decline at different rates.

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The Secret to D.C.'s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying

Also, high per capita incomes and a booming population.

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The Ingredients of 'Complete Communities'

Ideas for gauging our progress toward more equitable, affordable, sustainable, and walkable metros.

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Low-Income Housing Can Be Energy Efficient Too

A Boston non-profit is retrofitting the city's affordable housing stock and cutting energy costs by about 20 percent. 

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No One Knows How Much Money India's Cities Are Spending

Municipalities in India don’t release a budget. And that's a problem, because they can't get the investments they desperately need.

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Athens Is Still Athens

The portrait of the city as a burnt-out hellscape has little basis in reality.

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Bad Cities, Fake Cities, Cities to Be: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Map of the Day: Where Water Bills Have Tripled

The cost of water has risen much more in some places than in others.

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

Q&A with Planet of Cities author Shlomo Angel.

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The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.

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Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

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The (Not So Great) Economics of Micro Restaurants

Serving a dozen diners a night is getting more popular but not more profitable.

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It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

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Why American Students Can't Write

A former South Bronx teacher recalls how his own idealism kept his class from learning how to write.

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What Does a Corporation Owe Its Hometown?

Towns and cities spend lots of time and energy wooing companies. Often, they get little in return besides broken promises.

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Zara Matheson

Where Are the Most Uninsured Americans?

It varies widely across the country.

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Michigan Is Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

A new state program matches companies with participants.

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Is Portland Really Where Young People Go to Retire?

According to a new study, the city attracts the young and college-educated at some of the highest rates in the country.