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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.

Small Business of the Day: Dallas's 'Anger Room'

Sign a waiver and pay a small fee, and you can destroy all sorts of furniture, electronics, even mannequins.

Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

Feel Good Story of the Day: Downtown Newark

Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.

The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.

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Why Manufacturing Still Matters in Cities

A new report shows that 80 percent of manufacturing jobs are located in metropolitan areas.

America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.