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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.

The Municipal Revenue Problem Behind China's Smoggy Cities

A new report from the World Bank argues that a better financing system is needed to reduce emissions in China.

Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.

Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

The economic factors behind pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.