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The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

What Will It Take to Turn Berlin Into a Major Economic Center?

The city is an arts hub. Can a new airport bring it into the upper tier of European cities?

How to Handle a City of Tourists

New Yorkers have always had a love-hate relationship with visitors.

America's Economic Rebound

The declinists are wrong, America is emerging from the crisis stronger than before.

Cities Facing Worst Fiscal Situation Since 1980

Property taxes and state aid are both down, creating major problems for local governments.

Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

The impact of income, class, and religion.

Great Moments in the History of Boondoggles

Three of the most embarrassing wastes of city taxpayer money ever recorded.

What Critics Get Wrong About Creative Cities

Economic development, innovation and creativity are undoubtedly connected. Squabbling about which comes first misses the point.

Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

'Crowd-Sourcing Can't Build Bridges': Looking Beyond the Rebuild Era

Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?

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Detroit's Creative Potential

The second installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

Rethinking Our Cities in the Rebuild Era

In recent years, we've seen an explosion of events and organizations aiming to remake our neighborhoods and our cities.

The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.

How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.

How Do You Put a Price Tag on a Brand New City?

South Sudan tries to estimate the costs of building Ramciel.

These Cities Buy More Books Than Your City

But are they really smarter than your city?

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The State of Detroit

The first installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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How Detroit Is Rising

You've heard the story of the city's downfall. This is the story of its comeback.