Bing once pledged to be a one-term mayor, but now says, "It's going to take more than one term to turn this around."
Egypt is the only large country to have become less urban in the past 30 years. That fact sheds light on the stagnation of the Mubarak era.
Census figures show the Windy City's population declined by 6.9 percent between 2000 and 2010, reversing its gains from the 1990s.
In Seattle, Atlanta, and a 20-city average. Source: The New York Times.
Seattle area home prices have dropped 31 percent since mid-2007. But in some regions, housing is stronger than The New York Times suggests.
Demand for housing in accessible close-in suburbs will outstrip supply in the next few years, predicts Patrick L. Phillips.
Humans are optimistic by nature — but unfounded optimism can prove disastrous when it keeps us from doing the difficult things that need to be done.
Asbury Park, New Jersey, a town that had seemed to run out of energy, now is attracting new businesses, many of them involved in music and the arts.
With old buildings being put to new uses, St. Louis has a substantial downtown population for the first time in a century.
Columnist David Brooks looks at why places where different sorts of skilled people run into each other are successful — and at a new book on the topic.
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