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Newtown Is a Pretty Typical Connecticut Community

A New England town with a touch of the Gold Coast.

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Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Urban Tech Scenes

New York sets its sights on extending the benefits of the city's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.

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China's 4 Most Wasteful Infrastructure Projects of 2012

Propaganda theme parks, faux-Manhattan skylines, and more.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

MPI's Zara Matheson

Regardless How They're Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development

A follow-up on our analysis of The New York Times series on state and local incentives to business.

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European Soccer Has Reorganized Around Cities, and It Could Be Awesome

Europe's 2020 soccer championship will, for the first time, not be awarded to any particular set of countries.

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The BRICS Cities Sprouting Multimillionaires the Fastest

Some of the world’s fastest-growing pockets of wealth are in five cities you may never have heard of.

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Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive

Another wrinkle in the density discussion.

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Trade of the Day: The FBI for the Redskins

Border diplomacy.

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The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives

States, cities and counties give away $80 billion per year, but that doesn't seem to create stronger economies or lower unemployment.

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People Live and Work in Downtown Pittsburgh. How Can the City Get Them to Shop There?

Rather than trying to lure major retailers onto certain sites, the city is creating places Pittsburghers want to go and hoping business will follow.

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How Climate Change Is Creating New Exurbs in the Middle East

Hot temperatures and droughts are pushing people into cities, often with disastrous consequences.

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Mapping the 'Demand' Side of Prostitution

The geography of modern "john" shaming.

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What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Urban Economies

In his new book, author Alex Marshall documents how the free market wouldn't exist without government.

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Why India's Big City Shopping Malls Are Dying Out

The recession, coupled with obscenely high rents, are forcing superstores out of business.

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How Our Current Tax System Is Failing Cities

Levying fees on income and property just isn't working anymore. Cities need to be able to charge people who commute in.

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Airports: Where the Jobs Are

17 percent of American workers work within 10 miles of a major airport.

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2012's Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Cities

The trend is pretty stark.

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The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.