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What Las Vegas Can Teach Us About America's Housing Market

The city was a case study for the financial collapse; a metaphor for its causes. Four years later, is it showing the way forward?

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Why Urbanites Make the Best Use of Environmental Resources

The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.

Brent Toderian

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?

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Vital Signs of City Performance

Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

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America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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Mayor Pays City Employees By Raffle

Good luck!

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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.

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.