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Silicon Valley Is Detroit: Are Zoning Laws to Blame?

Peter Thiel is concerned that innovation cannot afford San Francisco or New York City.

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Creative Urban Spaces Don’t Promote Innovation

No, cities are powered by the exploitation of ambition.

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The Geography of Anti-Gentrification: Google Buses and the World Trade Center

Why aren’t Google and Twitter welcome in San Francisco?

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Ireland: Gentrification of a Nation

The term is selectively applied, depending on personal politics, and obscures much more pressing problems.

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Why Is Gentrification Such a Hot Topic?

For a new demographic, the urban zip code has cachet.

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New York City’s Perpetual Gentrification

Why the loudest anti-gentrification protesters come from the wealthiest areas in the wealthiest countries in the entire world.

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Identity: State of Mind or State of Place?

The ongoing debates about gentrification boil down to nothing more than one big turf war.

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YURPs, Burps, and Globalizing Big Easy

The effects of gentrification in New Orleans.

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Transit Oriented Boondoggle: The Problem With Detroit’s Streetcar System

Investment in any kind of transportation should aid production, not consumption.

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U.S. Geography of News Stories

Most news coverage in America is focused on L.A., D.C., and New York. Can a new independent radio program change that?

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Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014