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Maps
Reuters

How Economic Development Helps the World's Women

Understanding the connection between women's opportunity and the world's development patterns

Maps
Reuters

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

Reuters

Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

Reuters

No One Wants to Move to Vietnam’s New Cities

The five new cities outside of Hanoi are struggling to attract residents and businesses

Reuters

Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most?

Manufacturing compensation is closely related to productivity, global economic competitiveness and overall human development

Reuters

Doha’s Hotel Boom

Qatar is anticipating crowds for the 2022 World Cup but may be building too many accommodations

Reuters

List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

Frank Jump

The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements

American Planning Association

The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy

Reuters

More on What’s Left Over After Paying for Housing – Income Edition

Which cities come out on top when we look at a broader definition of wealth

Metrolinx

The Delusion and Deception in Megaproject Cost Estimates

Toronto's planned Crosstown light rail project looks to mitigate colossal budget overruns

Maps

The Cities With the Most At Stake in the Payroll Tax Fight

A New Year’s payroll tax hike would hit 'working stiff' metro areas the hardest

Reuters

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Why millennials are choosing to rent or borrow so many things rather than buy them

Reuters

The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

Courtesy: Millennium Reserve

A Plan for America's Largest Urban Park

A new initiative will convert 140,000 acres in Chicago into a public recreation "hub"

Reuters

The Folly of Corporate Relocation Incentives

When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins

Maps
Reuters

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

Reuters

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Maps

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.