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A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

Atlantic City's Incredibly Bad Gamble on the Revel Casino

When it opened, investors promised the Revel would be a savior. Just a year later, it filed for bankruptcy.

The Link Between High Levels of Homeownership and Unemployment

Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.

We May Never Know For Sure Whether Ariel Castro's Neighbors Made Earlier 911 Calls

Cleveland police have released departmental records to try to prove they didn't, despite disturbing statements to the media.

Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

An Online-Sales Tax May Not Help Brick-and-Mortar Retailers After All

The sales tax bill will raise billions for states. But whether it will help retailers regain customers lost to the web is another question altogether.

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The Uncertain Future of Public Roads

More and more states are privatizing highways and roads. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of increasing debate.

Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.

The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

The Best Excuse Ever for Getting Your Groceries Delivered: It's Greener

If used right, online grocery services like Peapod and FreshDirect could help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

How to Design a 'Buy Local' Campaign That Actually Works

After job loss and the Recession crippled an Ohio town, 2 young residents got to work resurrecting the town's small business core.

Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think

How high-income cities make groceries for the low-income more expensive, too.

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The Recession Halted Urban Job Sprawl

A silver lining.

5 Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Other Cities Might Want to Copy

BRT-Lite in Lagos, zero-carbon in Masdar, recycling in Curitiba, and more.