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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.

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Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs

It's not just millennials - families and baby boomers are also leaving their suburban homes.

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In Cleveland, Green Goals Are Transformed Into Community Development

Worker-owned cooperatives are leveraging the city's the biggest institutions to create jobs in the impoverished neighborhoods right next door.

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The 440 Cities Driving Global Growth

Cities in emerging economies will play a huge role in increasing global GDP between now and 2025.

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Where the Uninsured Live

Keep this map in mind now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Obamacare.

Chart of the Day: No Two Cities Will Recover Alike

The recession and housing crisis hit every city a little differently.

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In Northeast Ohio, Cars Are the Past, Hospitals Are the Future

Changes in employment in the Cleveland area show shifts in which industries are driving the economy.

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The 7 Biggest Cities Ever to File for Bankruptcy

The bankrupt Stockton has some company.

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A Bankrupt City, By The Numbers

Some of the factors that made Stockton the largest bankrupt city in American history.

America's Richest Cities, 1978 and Now

This chart illustrates the rise and fall of America's metros.

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Should U.K. Residents Outside of London Resent the Olympics?

Organizers are trying to sell the Olympics as 'Britain’s games.' But England's non-Londoners aren't buying it.

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Race, Gender, and the Creative Class

The creative class has opened up new avenues of advancement for women and minorities, but its existence has failed to put an end to long-standing divisions.

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Can China Reinvigorate the American Housing Market?

Maybe. But we should be doing that ourselves.

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The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited

A new economic and social order is a double-edged sword: it unleashes incredible energies, but it also causes tremendous hardships.

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War-Torn Homs, As Seen By Scooter

This short film is one of the few records of life in the city.

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How Community Colleges Can Spur Economic Development

A school in Dayton, Ohio, is training high-skilled workers to build drones, one of the city's budding industries.