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Mark Zuckerberg once made a $100 million investment in a major US city to help fix its schools — now the mayor says the effort ‘parachuted’ in and failed

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $US100 million toward creating an education foundation in Newark, New Jersey. The goal was to help the city’s struggling school system. In an interview with Business Insider, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said that the foundation did not use the money wisely. Baraka added […]
Mark Zuckerberg once made a $100 million investment in a major US city to help fix its schools  —  now the mayor says the effort ‘parachuted’ in and failed
Strategy

The most disproportionately popular job in the 40 biggest US cities

Different jobs are concentrated in different parts of the country. The Bureau of Labour Statistics provides a convenient measure for how concentrated certain jobs are in different metropolitan areas. Different jobs are concentrated in different parts of the country. Using recently released data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, […]
The most disproportionately popular job in the 40 biggest US cities
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7 horrible things that could happen to cities if they win Amazon’s HQ2 bid

Cities and states are coughing up billions of dollars in incentives to win the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The tech giant has promised that the $US5 billion campus will bring economic prosperity to its chosen location. Seattle – where Amazon planted its first headquarters in the late […]
7 horrible things that could happen to cities if they win Amazon’s HQ2 bid
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FBI data reveals some of the lowest-crime cities in nearly every US state

Every year, the USFederal Bureau of Investigation releases crime statistics that it compiles from cities across the country. The most recent report looks at metro areas in 39 states (plus Washington, DC) with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017. The FBI has tallied the number of […]
FBI data reveals some of the lowest-crime cities in nearly every US state
Tech

Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for

Amazonis narrowing down the search for the home of its $US5 billionsecond headquarters, called HQ2. In January, the company selected20 metros across North Americaas finalists. One of the biggest underdogs is Newark, New Jersey, a city with an economy that hasstruggled to recoverfrom the 2008 recession. To sweeten the deal […]
Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for
Tech

Google’s parent company is building a futuristic neighbourhood in Canada — but locals don’t want to live in a ‘new Silicon Valley’

In October 2017, Footpath Labs – the urban innovation unit of Google parent company Alphabet– announced plans to develop a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto, called Quayside. Footpath Labs recently held its first public roundtable with Toronto residents to discuss their thoughts and concerns about the project. In the company’s summary, […]
Google’s parent company is building a futuristic neighbourhood in Canada  —  but locals don’t want to live in a ‘new Silicon Valley’
Lifestyle

The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best

The US economy varies in its biggest cities. Metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and San Jose have particularly strong economies; Cleveland, Virginia Beach, and Providence are much weaker. That’s according to our ranking, which ranks metro areas by taking into account their unemployment rate, average weekly wage, […]
The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best
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The 22 most hipster cities in the world in 2018

Trendiest, most hipster-friendly cities in the world are mostly American, according to a new ranking – but they call got beaten to the top spot by a city in England. The ranking, known as The International Hipster Index, comes from relocation company MoveHub. It compared 446 cities based on the […]
The 22 most hipster cities in the world in 2018
Tech

New York City is getting a 400-metre-tall skyscraper with the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere —  see the incredible views

Costing an estimated $US20 billion, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards neighbourhood is already the largest real-estate development in American history. And soon, the neighbourhood will break another record. 30 Hudson Yards, a skyscraper under construction on the island’s far west side, will feature the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City […]
New York City is getting a 400-metre-tall skyscraper with the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere  —  see the incredible views
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The best US cities for millennials who have student debt

In the US, college is more expensive than ever before. Moreso than any other generation, millennials are graduating with crippling student debt that may take their entire lives to pay off. Today, the average American student leaves college with $US37,172 in loans, a $US20,000 hike from 13 years ago. After […]
The best US cities for millennials who have student debt
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The best US cities for growing old, according to economists

It’s a stereotype that retired Americans retire often flock to cities in sunny states like California and Florida. But a growing number of people ages 65 and older say they would rather age in their current communities. A recent AARP survey found that90% of older adults nationwide want to stay […]
The best US cities for growing old, according to economists
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The 12 cities with the most trees around the world

There’s a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. On Wednesday, this year’s International Day of Forests encourages urban areas to invest in green spaces. To get a clearer picture of which cities have the most tree coverage today, MIT’s Senseable Lab partnered with […]
The 12 cities with the most trees around the world
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The US cities with the worst commutes to work

The distance you drive or take public transit to work can vary dramatically based on where you live. Analysing location data from commuters in 933 metros with a population of at least 100,000, researchers from StreetLight Data found the places where residents travel the longest distances to work. In total, […]
The US cities with the worst commutes to work
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Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands

Before Los Angeles became the center of the film industry, it was covered in wetlands and farmland. The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project recently began mapping LA’s lost Ballona Creek watershed, which once spanned thousands of acres and ranged from freshwater ponds to marshes to meadows for several centuries. […]
Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands
Markets

The 25 worst US cities for retirees

WalletHub determined the best and worst places to retire. The ranking accounted for the affordability, quality of life, activities, and available health care of each city. Many of the worst cities for retirement are in California, largely due to the high cost of living in the state. Visit Business Insider’s […]
The 25 worst US cities for retirees
Tech

15 remarkable images that show the 200-year evolution of the Hyperloop

In 2013, Elon Musk, the famed entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and Space X, came up with an idea for a vacuum-and-maglev-powered super-fast train that would travel through a tube. It would be called the Hyperloop. In a research paper, he outlined its potential and challenged other tech companies to […]
15 remarkable images that show the 200-year evolution of the Hyperloop
Tech

Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park

Manhattan’s Central Park has all the features of a great public space: It’s car-free, features a range of flora and fauna, and anyone can access it. Before Central Park became the landmark it is today, a 15-acre swath of the park had an unusual purpose in the 19th century. Dubbed […]
Incredible photos of New York City when sheep roamed Central Park
Markets

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out’s City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018. The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life. It ranked cities in […]
The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world
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Incredible images of Washington, DC before it was a city

Before Washington, DC became the capital city of the United States, it was a sprawling, 100-square-mile plot of plantations, forests, and hills. The city’s urban plan was the brainchild of French immigrant and architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who envisioned an egalitarian design for the District – a vision that was […]
Incredible images of Washington, DC before it was a city
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Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Most New Yorkers today are living on what was once farmland. As early as the 17th century, before Manhattan formed its famous 1811 street grid, the island contained farms in neighborhoods from Midtown to the Upper West Side. The Museum of the City of New York’s online collection reveals what […]
Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland
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The Netherlands is getting a ‘vertical forest’ skyscraper covered in over 5,000 plants — and apartments cost less than $900 a month

A plant-filled, affordable housing skyscraper will be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Designed by Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti, it will feature 125 apartment units priced at below-market rate. The tower follows the style of other Boeri buildings, which are also covered in dozens of different species of trees and shrubs. […]
The Netherlands is getting a ‘vertical forest’ skyscraper covered in over 5,000 plants  —  and apartments cost less than $900 a month
Strategy

The 20 best US cities for finding a job in 2018

If talk of resolutions and new beginnings is giving you a sense of wanderlust, you’re in luck. There are tons of cities perfect for getting a fresh start and snagging a new, well-paying job. To find the 20 best cities for finding a job in 2018, personal-finance site WalletHub compared […]
The 20 best US cities for finding a job in 2018
Strategy

20 cities are left in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters — and the story of Disney’s secret hunt for land nearly 60 years ago could predict how Amazon’s HQ2 will change its home city

• The Walt Disney Company spent years secretly acquiring swamp land in Florida. • The company ultimately established Walt Disney World outside of Orlando in 1971. • Today, cities and states are publicly vying for Amazon’s HQ2. • Amazon revealed the 20 cities in the US and Canada that it’s […]
20 cities are left in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters  —  and the story of Disney’s secret hunt for land nearly 60 years ago could predict how Amazon’s HQ2 will change its home city
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Inside a farm hidden under the streets of Paris in an abandoned parking garage

Something is growing underneath La Chapelle, a neighbourhood north of central Paris. It’s an underground farm by Cycloponics, a local indoor farming startup that harvests lettuce, herbs, and mushrooms in a space it calls la caverne (the cave). The farm uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming, in which greens […]
Inside a farm hidden under the streets of Paris in an abandoned parking garage
Tech

13 cities that are starting to ban cars

Starting in November, Madrid will bar non-resident vehicles from driving anywhere in the city center. The only cars that will be allowed downtown will be those that belong to locals, zero-emissions delivery vehicles, taxis, and public transit like buses. While this goal may seem ambitious, Madrid seems to have been […]
13 cities that are starting to ban cars
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Memphis ranks as the most generous city in the US

Memphis, Tennessee ranked as the most charitable city in the United States, according to a new study from the Chronicle of Philanthropy On average, people in Memphis give 5.6% of their incomes to philanthropy. The study notes that the city’s ranking was spurred by a large number of donations to […]
Memphis ranks as the most generous city in the US