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The Other Hurricane Sandy: The Storm's Impact in Haiti

The country's government has proven surprisingly capable in the face of its latest natural disaster.

Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.

The Legacy of the London Olympics? Memories and Debt

What were the Games good for, exactly?

The U.S. Housing Recovery: Still Uneven

Parsing the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

14 Stunning Sandy Statistics

A by-the-numbers look at the wreckage left behind.

The 66%: America's Growing Underclass

For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.

What Really Happens When a City Makes Its Transit System Free?

Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.

Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off

Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.

Young Adults Are Finally Leaving Their Parents' Houses

After a Great Recession slump, the number of new households is ticking up.

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The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

Probable Deathblow of the Day: Charter Cities Struck Down in Honduras

The controversial plan appears to have reached a dead end.

Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart a Sleepy Commercial District?

Birmingham finds success with an innovative program to rejuvenate a neighborhood.

Economic Recovery Could Kill Airbnb

It's become the go-to site for hosts and guests who are desperate and underemployed. But that could change quickly.

Brooklyn's Barclays Center Sponsors 2012 Urinebowl

Park Slope residents are complaining that stadium fans are peeing all over the neighborhood.

What Smoking Bans Reveal About a Country's Economy

Rising cigarette sales used to be a sign that poor countries were growing. Now declining rates seem to be the marker of prosperity.