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‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

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13 mentions6 hours ago
We’ve all seen San Antonio Spurs’ future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich in a state of exasperation on the sidelines, or in post-game news conferences. Many of us have ...

Gilbert: Here's what Detroit can offer Amazon that others can't

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2 mentions1 week ago
Dan Gilbert says his pitch to fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to locate Amazon's second headquarters in Detroit centers on giving the online retail giant a one-stop-shop for real estate within ...

Mapping Mass Shootings

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Since 1982, mass shootings have spared few regions of America. On Sunday night, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of festival goers in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 ...

My Cities of Migration

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Take the pulse of your city with MyCOM, the My City of Migration Diagnostic. MyCOM is a modular tool designed to help you assess the quality of inclusion in your ...

As Goes the Middle Class, So Goes TGI Fridays

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The Loaded Potato Skins come eight to an order, crispy at the edges, oozing with cheddar, and studded with glistening little nubs of bacon. They are a symphony of starch,

Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation

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5 mentions6 days ago
People were investing in their communities long before government intervened with its own notions of what “good economic development” looks like. Yet today, when we talk about models for strengthening ...

Americans Aren't Moving Much Anymore—Except for the Highly Educated

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2 mentions5 days ago
Americans are moving less than ever, but that fact masks a deep divide between the affluent and the disadvantaged. Fewer Americans are moving than ever before. The share of Americans ...

How Housing Intensifies the Racial Wealth Gap

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
The wealth of black families lags far behind whites, and housing markets play a key role. There’s a great article from The New York Times’s Emily Badger about a new ...

Why Isn’t It a Crime To Kill a Cyclist with a Car?

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4 mentions4 days ago
It was a clear and bright spring morning in central Mississippi. Jan Morgan and her cycling buddy Kim Richardson were riding along the edge of a two-lane highway, training for ...

Beyond HQ2: How should local economic development officials respond to Amazon?

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
Amazon’s recent announcement that it is soliciting bids from metro areas to establish a second headquarters site in North America has set off a predictable feeding frenzy within the economic ...

Google Parent Nears Deal to Build Its Vision of a City in Toronto

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3 mentions3 hours ago
Updated Oct. 4, 2017 4:41 p.m. ET TORONTO—A subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet Inc. is nearing a deal to develop part of Toronto’s waterfront, the first major foray of the ...

High-Tech Startups Are Still Concentrated In Just a Few Cities

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
For all the talk of the “rise of the rest,” investment in high-tech startups is clustered in the Bay Area, and the New York- Boston-Washington Corridor. When it comes to ...

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast. Then he read a novel—he liked James Patterson and Clive Cussler—or, if he was feeling ...

What Amazon HQ2 signals about the future of cities

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4 mentions5 days ago
Amazon’s unparalleled announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. and Canada. And for good ...