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American cities are often described as 'segregated,' but segregation is not always well defined. A new study reveals a distinctive pattern: American cities tend to have many small areas of affluence amid fewer, but often larger, areas of poverty.
Apr 18, 2015   The Atlantic
Even movies set long ago and far, far away have to be filmed somewhere. With uncanny frequency, many of them, including "The Hunger Games" and "Insurgent," have been filmed in the futuristic/dystopian landscape designed by John Portman in Atlanta.
Apr 2, 2015   The Atlantic
Exploring an effort to revitalize the downtown of the city of Fresno—an agricultural town in the Central Valley of California.
Mar 23, 2015   The Atlantic
A psychological experiment finds that warning signs depicting more movement gain more attention, making drivers navigate more carefully.
Mar 9, 2015   The Atlantic
Increased awareness of sprawl’s negative effects has not led to a drop-off in its construction. Developers say they only build what the market demands.
Mar 2, 2015   The Atlantic
Minneapolis combines prosperity with plentiful affordable housing, an increasing rarity. Geographical factors play a role, but longstanding "fiscal equalization" policies may make the difference.
Feb 23, 2015   The Atlantic
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
Jan 29, 2015   The Atlantic
If you're into place names and the history of presidential politics, we have just the map for you.
Jan 23, 2015   The Atlantic
Oil prices are at a five-year low with gasoline prices averaging $2.67 a gallon, lowest since February 2010. Furthermore, they are expected to drop another 17 cents to $2.50 a gallon in time for Christmas, so why not raise the gas tax by a nickel?
Dec 10, 2014   The Atlantic
Alana Samuels writes about the state of the zombie subdivisions scattered around the western United States—a derelict reminder of the high water mark of the last master planned community building boom.
Nov 17, 2014   The Atlantic
You've probably heard the proclamation "The Next Brooklyn" more than once, from the New York Times of all things.
Nov 7, 2014   The Atlantic