Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Sydney’s Darling Harbour: popular but noisy and expensive. Here’s how we could do better to provide a safe place to work and play.
Cities around the world are redeveloping their waterfronts to be accessible and resilient to the effects of climate change. Here's where Sydney's Darling Harbour went wrong and what we can do better.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
Stop and frisk has often been criticized as a way to target minorities.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001.
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An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Density is an idea sold to us by corporate developers who want to build on every last bit of green space. To fully enjoy our city now and for the future, we need more public green space.
As Toronto hurtles towards its population dense future, the making of significant green communities for its waterfront needs to be urgently considered.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
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Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
Suzanne Mayes reacts to Melania Trump’s jacket as she collects toys for detained families.
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A researcher takes a closer look at the millions of unauthorized workers who play an essential role in the U.S. economy – and why they matter.
Hot hot heat.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
The plantings of New York’s High Line Park were inspired by plants that had naturally colonised the disused railway viaduct.
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If the nature we desire is, in fact, its expression as untamed wildness, then we should turn to the creativity of artists as well as urban designers when building our cities.
Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows he will fight to protect his state from fallout from the new tax law.
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New York, California and other high-tax states are angling to use the charitable deduction and state payroll taxes as workarounds to shield both their residents and their revenue.
Hard hats at the ready.
Does 21st century corporate logic contain the seeds of its own destruction?
The experiences of a migrant district in Scotland's biggest city could be the shape of things to come.
Public art and gender politics clash in corporate America.
Detail of Jim Dine,
The mighty robe I, 1985.
Colour lithograph with relief printing from polymer plates,
61.3 x 50.7 cm (image and plate), 89.2 x 63.4 cm (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of the artist, 2016, 2016.806, © Jim Din
Jim Dine and other pop artists like Andy Warhol took everyday things and transformed them into magical objects. In his prints a robe could become a self-portrait, a president, or a hero.
City People Notebook.
Will Eisner Studios
It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of graphic novel pioneer Will Eisner.
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Warhol has become one of the most well known artists in the world, but his work still has secrets to reveal.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.