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Updating the American Dream

An interview with innovative architect Peter Calthorpe.

The Vast Disposable Income Disparity Between the Rich and Poor

After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.

Ghost Town on the Thames

Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?

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Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

China's Dirty Water

A third of industrial waste water is released, without treatment, into rivers and lakes.

Inside the Surprisingly Lucrative World of Cardboard Theft

With the help of a rental truck, you too can cash in on the multimillion-dollar cardboard-rustling business.

The Evolution of the Office Building

How shared work centers could reshape how and where we work.

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.