But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.
A measure called "location affordability" makes major metro areas look like a bargain—and they are, for the wealthy.
More results from the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.
The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.
The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned.
Lessons from one New York woman's inadvertent foray into urban beekeeping.
The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.
The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.
You'll be less likely to die of a heart attack, for starters.
New federal data reveals the regional decline in coastal ecosystems.
In cities across the nation, cash-and-carry buyers are still gobbling up houses at foreclosure—and luxury—prices.
Signs that your neighborhood has become upscale: computer stores, needlepoint boutiques... exotic-bird shops?
There's not enough cheap housing to go around.
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to an apartment building's flat facade.
Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall have found that people in dense cities are thinner and generally healthier than people in sprawling subdivisions.
Nationally, only 10 percent of grade school kids attend private schools, but in some neighborhoods, it's the majority of children.