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How the Rise of the Developing World Will Help Americans

In his new book, Philip Auerswald argues the economic crisis will eventually give way to unparalleled global growth.

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Family Dollar Founder Leon Levine on the Entrepreneurialism of Charlotte

How the Southern city helped launch a billion-dollar business.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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America's Uninsured Belt

The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.

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The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

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The U.S. Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets

Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.

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Hold on Tom Friedman … Resource-Rich Places Can Be Smart, Too

What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.

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How Amazon Got the Urban Campus Right

The company's new Seattle facility is a paragon of walkable, high-density development.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

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America's Most Optimistic Communities

Despite lower economic confidence nationwide, a majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the places they call home.

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Are Satellite Cities the Key to the Future?

In a lot of cases, they may be the best way for metros to grow without succumbing to sprawl.

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The Historical Roots of Detroit's Ruin

In Detroit: A Biography, journalist Scott Martelle finds the answers behind today's Motor City buried deep in its past.

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Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

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What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

College towns dominate when it comes to sports employment.

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Cool Combination of the Day: Austin + Apple

The company will build a swank new tech campus in the city, bringing in 3,600 new jobs.

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Why Don't Real Estate Developers Just Ask Us What We Want?

One Washington builder asked neighbors what kind of store should fill an empty building. Is this the future of urban development?

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As Usage Rises, Libraries Struggle to Stay Open

A new report focuses on the dire situation in 15 big cities, and highlights the changing role of the public library.

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The Inequality Puzzle in U.S. Cities

Inequality in American cities turns on more than wages and skills: poverty and race are key indicators.

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How U.S. Companies Decide Where To Locate Their Chinese Factories

According to a new study, it's not just cheap labor that big tech companies are drawn to.