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The divided city

Richard Florida at CityLab takes shares some findings of  recently released research on income inequality in American cities he coauthored with several of his colleagues at the Martin Prosperity More...

Want an easy life? Try Canberra, Australia

Alan Flippen at the New York Times takes a look at the findings of the recent Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development “How’s life in your region?” research More...

PayPal Opens Wallet to Bitcoins and Targets Apple

The online transaction giant announced in a recent blog post that it would start to allow web retailers using PayPal to also accept payments made More...

Canada not a nation of part-time workers, TD report finds

Is Canada becoming a nation of part-time workers? The answer is no — at least not yet, according to a report published Thursday by TD More...

Women are more likely to secure Kickstarter funding than men

Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic takes a look at a recent study that found women are more likely to secure Kickstarter funding than their male counterparts. These More...

The robots are coming, but are they really taking our jobs?

Adrienne LaFrance at The Atlantic explores the rather interesting findings of a recent study on how artificial intelligence will impact the economy. According to the study, technologists predict More...

4 Reasons why people love living in cities and how we’re working on ruining them

As more people on the planet come to live in cities, a sound understanding of what makes a good city has become increasingly important. Which More...

Gentrification and the persistence of poor minority neighborhoods

Richard Florida at CityLab takes a look at a new study on the relationship between race, inequality  and gentrification in American cities. The study, which looked at More...

The Great Recession cemented suburban poverty

Kriston Capps at CityLab takes a look at a new Brookings report on the geography of poverty in the United States, which is continuing to spread from More...

New survey: What makes a city great?

A recent survey asking 1,000 urbanites in San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.,  offers some interesting insights for into what people love most More...