The Eleven Marks of a Successful City (The Atlantic)

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When James and Deb Fallows embarked on a 54,000-mile journey across America in a single-engine plane, they began to notice similarities among cities where “things [just] seemed to work.” What follows in their The Atlantic story are the eleven characteristics they found to be indicative of a successful city, regardless of its size.

From having a real, vibrant downtown, to a focus on local, rather than national politics, these items provide an unscientific but nonetheless interesting measure of a city. Read the article.

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