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How Is Yahoo So Worthless?

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
New calculations show that the company's core business is valued at negative-$10 billion. What?

Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958)

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11 mentions7 hours ago 7 hours ago
Editor's note: Every week, publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. In honor ofthe 50th anniversary edition of Jane Jacobs' influential book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, we're republishing one of Jacobs' earlier articles in which the urban activist laid out the case ...

It's that time of year when bike lanes disappear

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
In Toronto, you go from winter to construction and somehow, it's always the bike lanes that take the hit.

Every Single Highway In The United States In One Simplified Map

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
A Portland-based designer obsessively and impressively maps out the country's intricate network of highways, inspired by the design of subway maps.

This New Fellowship Is Trying To Get New York's Tech Talent To Solve Some Of The City's Most Meaningful Problems

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Significance Labs wants you to use your tech talent for good.

Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality

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13 mentions24 hours ago 24 hours ago
The income gap meets the longevity gap.

When Does a Cycling Boom Go Wrong? When Everyone Rides on the Sidewalk

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5 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
In Santiago de Chile, a failure to accommodate all the new bikes on the road has led to a dangerous situation for pedestrians.

Why the New Data Journalism Really Is Partisan

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Data journalism, Obamacare, and the elusive quest for fairness.

When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?

Milwaukee’s Push to Turn Vacant Land into Urban Farms

3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The city's new urban agriculture initiative aims to revitalize distressed neighborhoods with new economic activity.

One Bin For All: Houston Finds Hidden Value in Waste

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9 mentions52 minutes ago 52 minutes ago
By applying proven technologies and new processes, Houston will provide every resident with a new form of curbside recycling service, allowing residents to throw all waste in a single bin and redefining municipal solid waste from a liability to a valuable asset.

Toronto condo sales soar despite concerns of a crash

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Despite warnings of a market correction, sales of new units reach record levels, more than double the year-earlier period

11 Reasons the UN Should Make Cities the Focus of Its Forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Cities stand at the very center of each and every one of the biggest challenges the world now faces. 

Ethnic America, mapped: Your county’s biggest ancestral populations

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6 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Luzerne County, Pa., is the only county in America dominated by those of Polish ancestry.

Do You Walk Enough?

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5 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
This is an easy, passive way to find out.

Is it time for a real war on cars?

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
In railing against everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a "war on cars." Of course, there is no war on cars - but there should be.

Mapping Trees To Figure Out Just How Good For Us They Are

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6 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
OpenTreeMap is helping cities figure out where all the trees are, so they can better judge the environmental and public health impacts of a well...

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could win again

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2 mentions3 hours ago 3 hours ago
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's enduring support and an effectively crafted populist image could carry him through to re-election in October despite a year blighted by scandal, according to political observers.

Housing: Mortgage Lending Hits 17-Year Low

3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Interest rates rise, mortgage lending plummets, and more home buyers pay cash

Who Knew? Arts Education Fuels the Economy

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11 mentions5 hours ago 5 hours ago
New figures from the federal government point to a value beyond cultural enrichment.

Bikes And Cars: Can They Ever Get Along?

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: Forbes has just published Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From The Auto Industry, an eBook investigating why a growing number of Americans are giving up their cars. Written by Forbes contributor and former New York Times Detroit bureau chief Micheline Maynard, this illuminating account of our changing ...

Twitter #DataGrants selections

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12 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Learn more about the six institutions we’ve selected to receive Twitter #DataGrants.

One in five beers sold in America is a Bud Light

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9 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Look upon your taste in beer, America, and despair.

With Bagpipes and Bobbleheads, Rob Ford Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

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20 mentions23 hours ago 23 hours ago
Rob Ford strolled into the building with bagpipes blaring, got up on stage and declared that he would not "back down."

MIT Is Drawing 10,000 Maps To Save The World

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
One MIT lab is drawing 100 cities 100 times. Why? Thats really up to you to decide.