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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.

How Colleges Can Foster Development Zones

An ambitious plan in Providence utilizes Brown's medical and science campuses.

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Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?

Can Rail Beef Up South Africa’s Economy?

The president hopes to build transportation capacity to aid the crucial mining sector.

The Fight for the Minnesota Vikings

Minneapolis and a nearby suburb are trying to woo the team with competing stadium projects.

Why In-Town Big Box Stores Might Not Be As Awful As You Think

There's evidence the presence of a big box store in the city center helps reduce the amount most people drive.

As Canada's First Nations Start Developing Their Land, Is Sprawl Inevitable?

British Columbia's Tsawwassen First Nation's first development project will be a massive exurban shopping mall.

Are America's Prison Towns Doomed?

With the nation's incarceration rate steadily declining, small towns that bet big on prisons are finding themselves in a financial jam.

Graphic of the Day: The Next Bubble?

Higher education could be set to explode like the housing market.

Where Pittsburgh Has the Sun Belt Beat

The city is better prepared to utilize a key resource: water.

What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

The Case for Job Density in a Telecommuting Age

Cities will have to serve workers in different ways than they have in the past. But smart growth is more vital than ever.

Oakland’s Sporting Hopes Dim

Without redevelopment money, plans to entice the A’s and Raiders to stay falter.

What Happens to a Small Town When Its Coal Plant Shuts Down?

The city and schools of Eastlake, Ohio, will take hit when a nearby FirstEnergy plant closes in September.

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The Surprising Geography of Persistent Unemployment

The chronically jobless are not where you'd think.

3 Ideas to Fix the U.S. Housing Markets

It's time to take some serious action. Here are three first steps.