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Urban Communities

Detroit

Detroit: The 21st Century Boomtown

The Motor City has epitomized both America's past industrial dominance and the despair of economic decline. It now is the epitome of urban resurgence.

New Report Labels Boston a Better Hub for Startups Than San Francisco

Quality of life and community connections matter more than the quantity of new companies in a given city, according to the study.

Entrepreneurship Pioneer Seeks Solutions for Flint and Other Troubled Cities

Following a successful tech career, Flint native David Tarver returned home with a zeal for solving social problems.

Warning: If You Pee on These Walls, They'll Pee Back at You

Public urination has hit a messy, innovative wall in San Francisco thanks to this wizz-repelling paint.

Google's New Startup for Cities Needs to Go Far Beyond Tech

If the Google-backed Sidewalk Labs just wants to build tech for 'smart cities,' it may not make a dent.

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