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At SXSW, Tech Entrepreneurs Raze a Piñata Shop, Put Up a Parking Lot

Austin has a history of systemic segregation problems, even when there's no festival in town.

NYC's Long Commutes May Be Forcing Mothers Out of the Workforce

A downside to New York's sprawling, world class transit system.

Starbucks Already Weighed In on the Race Conversation—With Jobs

#RaceTogether is ridiculous. The company should let its record of giving meaningful opportunities to minorities stand alone.

Inequality Keeps Creeping Higher in America's Largest Cities

A new analysis finds that the largest cities in the U.S. are also some of its most unequal, now more than ever.

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Utah Appears Set to Ban Bicycles From Drive-Thru Lanes

Showdowns like this one stand to increase as car-reliance declines.

Tackling Philly's Segregation Problem With Park Designs

Five projects are trying to transform public spaces and bring city residents together.

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How the Twin Cities Are Closing Their Big Workforce Diversity Gap

Local leaders are using a "do-test-learn" approach that other cities can emulate.

How Black-Owned Businesses Help Reduce Youth Violence

A new study links growth in African American entrepreneurship to a decline in black youth violence between 1990 and 2000.

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

U.K. Sex Workers Report High Job Satisfaction

While punitive laws aimed at "protecting" sex workers gain steam, workers themselves frame their experiences more positively.

Springfield, Illinois, Has Given the Keys to the City to Cobra Commander

The leader of the nefarious "terrorist organization" now holds a U.S. capital city in his leather-begloved hands. Here's what you need to know.

Why Some U.K. Cities Thrive While Others Decline

An intriguing new report looks at long-term economic trends in metros across Britain.

Videos

A Day in the Life of an L.A. Graffiti Buster

Larry, a 20-year crew member of L.A.'s graffiti removal team, will never be out of a job.

The Inglorious History of Los Angeles Football

Right now, L.A. is the most important football city on the map. But that's been true for a long time.

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Mapping the Global Super-Rich

The favored locales of the 0.002 percent.

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The Puzzling Geography of Workers' Compensation

In Pennsylvania, losing an eye on the job warrants as much as $261,525. In Alabama, it can only get you $27,280.

Albert Maysles Left Behind a New Documentary About Train Travel

The late filmmaker followed Amtrak long-distance passengers dealing with both salvation and loss.