Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.
It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.
The number of local governments per capita is negatively correlated with key measures of state economic performance.
A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.
Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.
Contrary to the political conventional wisdom, higher shares of immigrants are associated with many good things in U.S. metros.
A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.
Great universities are a necessary but insufficient condition for high-tech growth.
There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.
The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.
The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.
A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.
Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.
The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.
One more piece of evidence for the lopsided nature of America's economic recovery.
A conversation with Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore about their new book, American Urban Form.
The 10th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.
London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.
New York City and London have more high-net-worth individuals than any other city.