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Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.

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If Walmart Were a City

Worldwide, the retail giant's stores cover as much land as Miami.

Elena Olivo

Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.

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Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Some metropolitan areas emit much more CO2 than others.

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Best Buy's Big Box Purge

Are the electronic retailer's latest closures a shift away from the giant strip mall model?

Sarah Goodyear

Supporting Local Business with the Muscle of a 'Cash Mob'

At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.

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Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?

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Specialty Store of the Day: A Mayonnaise Shop Grows in Brooklyn

When one (or two, or four) condiment options just aren't enough.

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Big Box Stores Linked To the Presence of Hate Groups

New research suggests that stores like Walmart may undermine the social capital of communities.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

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Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

Unique offerings make cities attractive to residents and tourists alike.

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The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees

Tennessee reaps a $638 million yearly benefit from its urban trees – and an $80 billion loss if they disappeared.

Bedrock Real Estate

What Twitter Means to Detroit

It may only be a small office, but the deal is a high profile win for entrepreneur Dan Gilbert.

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Wages Are on the Rise in U.S. Cities

Over the last year, wages increased in all but three of the largest 20 metros.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

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Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.

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Infographic of the Day: The Economic Power of the Top 600 Global Cities

By 2025, these cities will account for 60 percent of global GDP.