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Not all gay people enjoy big cities, but pop culture has little to say about rural LGBTQ life. Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Queer in the country: Why some LGBTQ Americans prefer rural life to urban ‘gayborhoods’

Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
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How COVID all but killed the Australian CBD

City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.
A crew works on building a 68-bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York’s Central Park on March 29, 2020. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Cities lead the charge on the coronavirus front lines

The impacts of coronavirus on cities are extraordinarily difficult. Yet around the world, cities are responding rapidly and decisively to the crisis and its implications for urban life.
The Kayasehir suburb of Istanbul, Turkey. Cities throughout the world have differing approaches to development at their edges. Roger Keil

Suburban change is transforming city life around the world

Most of the world’s urban residents now live in suburban areas. A multi-year, multi-site project has conducted research internationally about these changing urban areas.

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