They can act as economic engines for entire countries.
There's no simple solution to encouraging local innovation.
Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.
Big-city delegates have a tough time getting their way in state legislatures.
New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.
Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.
Given the differences in housing and living costs across U.S. metros, a single national rate makes little sense.
The pernicious, lifelong effects of concentrated wealth and concentrated poverty.
Don't listen to conservative arguments that higher taxes will scare off the city's elite.
Metropolitan political divides have replaced the old red-state/blue-state cleavage.
If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.
Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?
It turns out the most cohesive neighborhoods are almost never the most diverse ones. But does that mean we shouldn't fight against self-segregation?
How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.
Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.
A team-by-team look at how professional basketball has become more than just an American sport.