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Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

Why China's Urbanization Isn't Creating a Middle Class

The nation's infamous two-tier classification system prevents rural migrants from rising up in cities.

The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

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Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020

What might the geography of blue-collar work look like in the next decade?

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The United States of Craigslist

What if we drew our regions based on Craigslist's influence?

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The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

The Real Reason Cities Can Be So Much Greener Than Other Places

How the urban 'network' allows residents to live more efficiently at a number of levels.

The High Cost of a Homelessness Surge

With shelter space scarce, this winter has seen U.S. cities shelling out big bucks to house families in motels.

Near Our National Parks, to Build or Not to Build?

Voters in tiny Tusayan, Arizona, will soon have their say on a proposed megaproject near the Grand Canyon.

Town-Gown Tiff of the Day: Brown Versus Providence

The city says the university should shoulder more of its huge budget shortfall. 

Videos

Video of the Day: Thinking Cities

A  new documentary about an increasingly urbanized world.

The Sandwich Board Makes a Comeback

Often banned by municipalities for safety reasons, simple A-frame sidewalk signs should be allowed to return, within reason.

The Scourge of 1970s-Era Office Towers

Two Rust Belt cities grapple with architectural obsolescence. 

A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

At Charlotte's New Walmart, a Transit Promise Unfulfilled

The city pledged transit-oriented development around the store — so why is it building roads?

The Geography of U.S. Economic Confidence

Why Americans in some states feel more secure in their economic future.