Cities

Richard Florida, Mr. Creative Class, Is Now Mr. Rust Belt

But he's not sorry about Brooklynizing your neighborhood

Richard Florida's theory of the creative class has been disproved. He's hoping you won't notice.

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Alongside good quiche, cool bars, and the locals’ finicky habit of rolling their own cigarettes, add to the German capital’s reputation this: It is a refuge for prominent members of the pro-transparency community best embodied by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Washington, D.C.’s infamous height limit for buildings has returned to the news of late, with the D.C. Office of Planning recommending that current restrictions—which essentially make a 13-story building about as high as you can go—be loosened around D.C.’s core and eliminated altogether elsewhere, with further zoning left to the discretion of the District’s government.

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For the first time in nearly 40 years, New York City will be home to the country's tallest building. At a symbolic 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center will surpass Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) as America's tallest building when it's completed next year.

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The End of the Rainbow

From 1993: America's Changing Urban Politics

Big cities are turning against Bloomberg-style mayors. This 1993 TNR piece explains why we first turned to them.

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Maryville, Missouri Is a Lawless Hellhole

And other things you can't say about small towns

Small-towners are allowed to dis big cities, but not vice versa. The Maryville rape case should change that.

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According to the New York Times, the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering, in the future, replacing the current subway trains with ones featuring "articulated train cars." These are in fact the opposite of what they sound like: instead of individuated cars making up a larger train, the train would become, essentially, one long train.

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Liberals Should Vote Centrist in Local Elections

Why you'll miss the age of the imperial centrist mayor

Why Liberals will miss Michael Bloomberg and the era's other imperial centrist mayors

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The One Building that Explains How Detroit Could Come Back

A plan to foster innovation amidst bankruptcy

The old Argonaut Building has a big place in Detroit’s history. From 1936 to 1956, it was the home of the General Motors Research Laboratory, the first in-house research & design studio in the automotive industry.

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Held Hostage by a Hospital

The Mayo Clinic is making Rochester, Minn., double in size—and billing residents for it

When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly $500 million dollars from taxpayers.

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