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When Urbanization Doesn't Help

While some nations have seen rapid urbanization lead to economic progress, others have fallen behind.

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Who Benefits in a Tech Hub?

Exploring the connection between technology, wages, and poverty.

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In the U.S., Walkability Is a Premium Good

America’s walkable neighborhoods are both wealthier and more highly educated.

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America's Leading Startup Neighborhoods

More than 50 percent are urban, and two in downtown San Francisco attract more than a billion dollars each in venture capital.

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Which U.S. Cities Suffer the Most During a Recession?

A new study charts the business cycles of the nation’s largest metros across three periods of economic decline.

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Startups and Venture Capital Are Going Urban

As investments shift from suburbs to cities, venture capital is moving to dense urban areas that are more walkable and served by transit.

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The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth

Key takeaways from a new study on the effects of subway location and expansion around the world.

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The Role of Cities in Preventing Crisis

A conversation with the scholar Josef Konvitz.

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San Francisco's Increasing Dominance Over U.S. Innovation

A new study charts the incredible growth of innovation in the Bay Area.

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Geographic Inequality Is Swallowing the Recovery

The geography of business formation and job growth is concentrated in less than two dozen counties across the nation.

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The Complex Relationship Between Data and Cities

Checking in on the latest advancements, and the challenges that remain.

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Understanding the Rise of the Global Super-Rich

A new report documents the extent of billionaire wealth across the world.

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Where New York Is Gentrifying and Where It Isn't

A new report from NYU’s Furman Center charts changes in neighborhoods over decades.

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The Racial Divide in the Creative Economy

Not only does the creative class skew white, but there are few U.S. cities where the black creative class appears to be doing as well as their white counterparts.

Even Late in Her Career, Jane Jacobs Made Predictions That Are Coming True Today

Her widely panned last book, Dark Age Ahead, cautioned against social and economic decay and the rise of demagogues like Donald Trump.

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The Comeback and Competition of the Inner City

Two new studies explore the movement of businesses and people back to the city, but outside the central business district.

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Where Millennials and the Working Class Can No Longer Afford to Live

A new Trulia report looks at which cities have the highest housing burdens.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.