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For Tupelo and Toyota, a Shared Second Chance

A decade in the making, Mississippi's newest auto plant is set to change the face of this city of 38,000

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Cities and the Creative Class in Asia

How countries like China and Malaysia built a new generation of highly skilled workers faster than anywhere else

Reuters

A Walmart, Once Spurned, Now Welcomed With Open Arms

Officials in Kansas thought Walmart would ruin a mixed use development. Seven years later, the big box store is the project's saving grace

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

Kai Hagen

A Good Use for all Those Empty Suburban Developments

Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops

Reuters

The Hidden Cost of Farmers' Markets

When locally grown food isn't transported efficiently, it can have a surprisingly big carbon footprint 

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Weekend Roundup: Explainer Edition

A look at some of the week's best stories

Reuters

How the Plummeting Price of Cocaine Fueled the Nationwide Drop in Violent Crime

Competition in the illicit drug trade and reduced incentives for small-time dealers all coincided with this dramatic shift in U.S. cities

Reuters

Do Nonprofit Hospitals Make Too Much Money?

Some of the most profitable hospitals in the nation are nonprofits, but they still receive tons of tax breaks

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Does Anyone Own the Rights to Shipping Container Designs?

A UK developer says a temporary mall in New Zealand infringes on his intellectual property rights

Weekend Roundup: Maps, Maps, Maps

The Atlantic Cities' best stories of the week

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The Unbearable Cost of Sprawl

How planners can correct some of the worst excesses of the exurbs

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Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

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Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

Reuters

The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class

More women are working white collar jobs, but they're earning less than their male counterparts

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Why the World's Exploding Population Isn't as Bad as it Seems

Geographer Joel Kotkin says the bigger problem is low birth rates in developed countries

Reuters

The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

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Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

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Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas