Racial segregation doubled between 1880 and 1940 all across the country, in rural areas as well as cities.
Can you guess what Tallahassee, Trenton, and Tucson all have in common?
In honor of the Oscars, we tried mapping where 2014's biggest movies were set and shot. What we learned surprised us.
L.A. is the least sprawling metro area in the country, according to this analysis, besting New York and San Francisco.
Almost everywhere, actually—at least up until a certain age.
The biggest U.S. cities are still Democratic strongholds, but new research sheds light on why some of them aren't.
One urban planning professor has defined this as a process that occurs in discrete stages.
These high-tech sectors are also more geographically concentrated than they were a decade ago.
In his newest book, sports economist Andrew Zimbalist explores how the Olympics, the World Cup and, yes, the Super Bowl became such bad deals for cities.
Over the course of the last century, black Americans went from being one of the groups most likely to move to one of the least.
The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic dimension.
As metro areas grow and prosper, inequality doesn't have to be a given.
The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime earnings.
Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.
The knowledge and energy hubs of San Francisco and Texas are among the year’s biggest economic winners.
New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers at the bottom of the economic ladder.
Economic success may be tied to the fact that not all of your neighbors are celebrating the same winter holiday as you.
A new study suggests there's a gap between how researchers think about gentrification and what journalists are telling the public.
A slew of new research links walkable neighborhoods with safer, healthier, more democratic places.