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What Las Vegas Can Teach Us About America's Housing Market

The city was a case study for the financial collapse; a metaphor for its causes. Four years later, is it showing the way forward?

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Why Urbanites Make the Best Use of Environmental Resources

The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.

Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?

Vital Signs of City Performance

Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

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America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

Mayor Pays City Employees By Raffle

Good luck!

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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

How Regulations Are Stifling Olympic Architects

Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.

Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.

Take a Guided Tour of Amsterdam's Tourists

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.

The Future of U.S. Redevelopment Financing: China?

China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?

What Do the Best Infrastructure Projects Look Like?

A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.

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The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.

What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.