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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

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How Regulations Are Stifling Olympic Architects

Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.

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Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Take a Guided Tour of Amsterdam's Tourists

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.

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The Future of U.S. Redevelopment Financing: China?

China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?

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What Do the Best Infrastructure Projects Look Like?

A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.

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The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.

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What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.

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Cities With the Most Corporate Clout

Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?

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Just 20 Fish Could Overtake the Great Lakes

How a small population might lead to big problems for a $7 billion fishing industry.

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When National Parks and Industry Collide: 3 Cautionary Tales

Examples of industrial operations edging in on public lands, and the people who oppose them.

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Watching the Cost of Employee Benefits Rise in Philadelphia

Pensions and benefits are making up a much bigger portion of the city budget over time.

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California's Bankruptcy Cocktail

Foreclosures and high employee compensation could add more cities to the state's string of bankruptcies.

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The New Geography of the Working Class

Which metros have the largest share of working class jobs?

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Too Many Metro Areas Are Still Failing to Connect Workers and Jobs

Most jobs are near mass transit. But actually taking transit to work is out of the question for most Americans.

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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.