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Denial of the Day: Rahm Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback

350,000 students got the day off; the mayor clarified his taste in music.

The Next Big Question Facing Cities: Will Millennials Stay?

Young Americans have moved to urban areas in record numbers. But the generation that came before them offers few lessons for where they'll want to live in the future.

Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

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The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

What Are the Building Types of the 'Prosumer' Society?

If we're all being put to work as consumers in the production of the things we buy, it must be having an effect on the landscape of our cities.

America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

Videos

Could Co-Ops Help Solve Our College Grad Employment Crisis?

Students who participate in these programs have greater responsibility and a better chance of full-time employment.

The Death - and Life - of Small Downtown America

Malls and highways killed town centers. Can smart design bring them back?

Rio's Biggest Prostitution Crackdown in a Generation

Before it hosts the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the city is taking aim at brothels long popular with tourists.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Keep Local Food in Local Grocery Stores

How we can move beyond farmer's markets to a truly localized food system.

Can Charlotte Rise Again?

The mayor's ambitious redevelopment plan faces steep hurdles in gaining support from a politically divided city.

In Search of a Uniform Way to Define the City

To understand and compare modern metropolises, city borders just don't cut it.

City on the Brink: Charlotte's Recession-Era Unraveling

The U.S. financial meltdown, coupled with a major education crisis, left the city reeling.

Maps

The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.

The Case for City-Based Visas

Scholars are floating a new method of immigration sponsorship.

Julián Castro's Message: What San Antonio Can Teach Us About Government and Growth

Mayor Julián Castro understands the power of government during economic downturns. Will he address this at the Democratic National Convention?

Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?