Rankings

Associated Press

California's Metros Take the Prize for 2014's Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

But they're not alone: roughly half the nation lives with unhealthy concentrations of ozone or particulate pollution.

AP

According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

The 10 Most Hellish Hills for America's Cyclists

Where lie the country's steepest, most muscle-shredding streets?

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2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

ITDP

The World's Top 7 Bike-Share Systems

And how to make your city a contender.

Zara Matheson

America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots

How tech has won the recession, county by county.

Reuters

The World's Worst Cities for Air Pollution Might Not Be the Ones You'd Expect

Exposure is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries.

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America's Most Productive Metros

New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.

How Energy Efficient Is Your City?

A new report ranks 34 major U.S. cities by their energy-use policies.

Zara Matheson

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

Why Baltimore or Austin may be a better bet this year than New York or L.A.

Reuters

3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

Google Maps

America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

Payton Chung

The Surprising Places Where Sprawl Is Still the Building Pattern of Choice

It's not the spread-out icons of Phoenix and Las Vegas, but rather pockets of the South Atlantic, Texas and the Pacific Northwest.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Global Cities of the Super-Rich

New York City and London have more high-net-worth individuals than any other city.

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Don’t Believe the Hype About the 'World's Most Expensive City'

There are big gaps in the Economist's Intelligence Unit rankings.

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In Search of the Cheapest American Cities for Beer Drinkers

A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.