Cities stand at the very center of each and every one of the biggest challenges the world now faces.
The highly educated tend to live apart in college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and big cities like Birmingham and Houston.
Meanwhile, Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities.
Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.
New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities.
Wealthy Americans live more separate lives in Southern and Midwestern metros like Memphis and Detroit.
Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.
The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.
In San Francisco, a family would need 4.7 full-time minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment.
In more affluent metros, higher housing prices can lead to higher concentrations of poverty.
A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.
Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.
They're still largely concentrated in the older suburbs of just a handful of metro areas.
The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.
How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.
MIT's Zeynep Ton explains the theory behind the Good Jobs Strategy.
Home value is disproportionately concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities and towns.
The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022.
High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.