With a great convergence on both sides of the Atlantic around the urgent need to diminish geographic economic disparities and opportunity gaps — particularly those between thriving global city regions and struggling communities in industrial heartlands – there are growing efforts to learn from each other.
Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal.
A heartening surprise of our travel so far: the breadth, seriousness, and—in some places—success of the effort to revitalize small-town downtowns. Or, what 3 programmers from Uzbekistan taught us about America.
The stories cities tell about themselves, and the difference that makes.
Plus, a nationwide golden age of beer.
Sioux Falls: If you can make it there ...
A small arena in which many dramas are being played out.
In an age of globalized companies and relentless focus on "shareholder value," a reminder of what local ownership can mean.
In a place as unlike Miami, New York, or L.A. as you can imagine, America's unsettled immigration policy has a profound effect.
Holland makes, the world takes -- and Holland recycles too.
Industrialization increases productivity. Sort of.
"Is this your guys's stuff?" And other linguistic markers.
"I have the best location in all of Western Michigan!"
One mystery solved, many to go.
Approximating reality, post by post by post.
And so it begins.