Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.
A study finds that black residents in gentrifying neighborhoods are more likely to report poorer health.
In addition to being key to creative work, immigrants contribute enormously in the working-class and services sectors of the economy.
The future of many American cities—and of the nation itself—depends on the skills of foreign-born workers. The Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies could spell economic disaster.
Before 1980, places in America with lower average incomes grew faster than their richer counterparts, so that incomes converged. Today, that’s no longer the case.
As the ideological sorting of American voters continues, liberals find themselves outnumbered in four out of five states.
To get the most collective benefits out of urban life, we might need more people to live in fewer (but bigger) cities.
The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.
His executive order will discourage the high-skill newcomers that the U.S. economy needs to compete globally.
Which cities have the highest concentration of top-ranked universities?
The risk of displacement falls largely on renters.
How the creative class is affecting economic growth in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The economic clustering of cities often ignores the lines drawn on maps.
Where immigrant populations live tells us a lot about how they improve the U.S. economy.
About half of U.S. mayors say they want to combat inequality, but they are less sure about redistribution.
Income inequality and poverty used to be separate phenomena in America. Today, it’s a different story: More than forty percent of U.S. counties have high rates of both.
Cultural amenities like parks and museums attract young talent to big cities. But how do they work for smaller cities or older people?
A new book examines how Mayor Richard M. Daley transformed the city into a destination.