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The 2 Very Different Migrations Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

The 25 best neighborhoods for young people

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
With May right around the corner, U.S. college graduates will be migrating to the nation's biggest cities to try to find jobs and apartments and to start life on their own.

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Cranley freezes Central Parkway bikeway project

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5 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Mayor John Cranley directed the city administration not to award a contract for the Central Parkway bikeway project, drawing criticism from Councilman Chris Seelbach, who says the mayor has overstepped his authority under Cincinnati’s charter.

Will Salt Lake City's Growing Smog Threaten Its Economic Growth?

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.

Who’s who of pols as job references on Metra clout cards

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
A former governor who went to prison. The chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. A U.S. senator who ran for president. A who’s who of Illinois politicians — from folks since shrouded in shame to names chiseled on the side of government buildings — were ...

What 'Berlin's favela' says about this uneasy and divided city

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In the German capital, anti-gentrification activists are allying with immigrants and refugees.

The remake by the lake: Richey Piiparinen

5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The Cleveland metro area can overcome its self-imposed negativity -- and it is, yielding such surprising statistics as a 7th place national ranking in the proportion of young, advanced-degreed professionals, ahead of San Francisco, writes Richey Piiparinen.

Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

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22 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
A new film makes the case that the city's at risk of losing the very urban vitality that attracts visitors there in the first place. 

Explaining Gentrification: We're Too Focused on the Real Estate Market

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
There are more factors at play than just those related to the real estate market.

These Detroit Bus Stop Benches Are Made From Demolished Homes

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10 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
An effort to turn neglected spaces into pleasant zones for taking a load off.

Population Growth in Dense U.S. Cities: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

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14 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
People are moving to city centers in record numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a permanent change in where Americans want to live.  

The Revolt of the Cities

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
During the past 20 years, immigrants and young people have transformed the demographics of urban America. Now, they’re transforming its politics and mapping the future of liberalism.

Tennessee Passes Mind-Boggling Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

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15 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Tennessee lawmakers have approved a bill banning the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state.

East End tunnel construction out of sight, but advances

3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Tunnel construction for the eastern bridge near Prospect is expected to continue until the end of bridge construction in late 2016. As for blasting, it will continue along the Snyder toward I-71, beyond Wolf Pen Branch Road, through early 2016.

Chicago gang shootings go on as Mayor Emanuel boasts crime at 'record low'

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
A bitter feud in a city derided as 'Chiraq' has been linked to a slew of deadly shootings, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel boasts that crime is at a record low

Uber Ride-Sharing Verboten in Berlin as Local Taxis Win Ruling

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5 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Uber Technologies Inc. has been banned by a Berlin court from providing taxi services via its smartphone software, in a sign the rebellion by local chauffeurs to the U.S. company’s business model in Europe is growing.

There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
It doesn't matter where you live. You're displacing someone, and making income segregation worse.

No joke, Chicago is America's funniest city

3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Chicago is seriously funny.

The Failure of Desegregation

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25 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Nearing the sixtieth anniversary of the Brown decision, the landmark desegregation ruling seems like a qualified victory.

What’s the point of HS2?

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12 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Mohammed Salique owns a restaurant called Diwana in Drummond Street, which runs west from the side of Euston station. Diwana, which opened in 1970, claims that it was the first restaurant in Britain to serve South Indian vegetarian food. It wasn’t the first Asian food outlet in the ...