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The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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The Real Losers of Europe's Unemployment Crisis, Explained in One Chart

More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.

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They Built It, But the MLB Never Came

25 years after ambitious big league dreams, Buffalo is at peace with its own reality and the stadium that symbolizes it.

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Soliciting the Solicitors

Cities are inundated by charity canvassers right about now. So we thought we'd stop and ask them a few questions.

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The Urban and Suburban Fortune 500

Where the biggest American companies are located relative to cities.

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America's Leading Creative Class Metros

Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?

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San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems. 

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

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What It Looks Like to Clean the Top of the World

Wild shots of window washers.

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Sometimes the Simplest Ideas Make the Best Pop-Ups

Five blocks of a downtown Cleveland boulevard were temporarily transformed this spring.

A Power Outage, As Seen From Space

Last week's massive storm left a million people without power around Washington. Here's what it looked like at the height of darkness.

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Advice to Aspirational Mega-Cities

They are our future. Here's what we need to do to make sure America's regions stay on track.

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London's Insane Olympics Hotel Rates Now Less Insane

As the Games approach and reality sets in for hoteliers, procrastinating tourists are starting to be rewarded.

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Of Storefronts, Soulless Banks, and the Slow Death of Nora Ephron's Upper West Side

A walk down Broadway used to be all jangle and buzz, an urban improvisation of sound and action. Now it’s more like a prerecorded loop that repeats block after block.

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What Critics Get Wrong About the Creative Class and Economic Development

The Fall of the Creative Class? Not so fast.

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The Secret to London's Tech Boom

A new report makes the case against a top-down approach to developing high-tech districts.

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Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.