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The numbers add up to this: Less and less opportunity for poor kids

A new study and book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by political scientist Robert Putnam, argue that upward mobility in the United States is getting harder More...

The Ponzi scheme of urban sprawl?

In 1919, an Italian-born Boston entrepreneur named Charles Ponzi began to employ a clever way of making large sums of money.  It was not to More...

The changing faces of run-down shopping malls

It seems that shopping malls across America are currently facing a crisis.  With the rise of online shopping and walk-able urban shopping centers, interior malls More...

The glass-ceiling index

In light of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Economist has released their updated glass-ceiling index that shows what countries women have the best More...

4 Tips for Effective Crowdfunding

The practice of raising money for good causes has been around for as long as money itself. Things have changed a lot in that time, More...

Spending Smart Money on Appreciation

Appreciation comes in many forms, and one way to present it is as a gift. This can be for a birthday, anniversary, holiday exchange, or More...

Reimagining our streets as places: From transit routes to community roots

Community streets are no longer a social space for conversation and community development as they once were, but have progressed into monotonous, fast paced routes More...

Fewer women run big companies than men named John

Nothing solidifies corporate America’s glass ceiling more than finding out that there are more men named John running large companies than there are women running More...

Buying a house? How about the whole neighbourhood instead

When searching for real estate be it for living or investing, what is it that you look for specifically? Abandoned areas? Boarded-up house? None of More...

Why London should stop trying to be New York and start trying to be Paris

It seems that the general model of development in London is to try to measure it’s successes and failures to New York City.  However, given More...

What makes a city beautiful?

While it is commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Alain de Botton argues that this isn’t necessarily the case when More...

Time to start engaging with your city!

Connecting with others worldwide has never been easier thanks to rapid technology development and reliance on the world wide web. People are able to find More...