Urban Intitute

The Wildly Different Age Demographics of U.S. Cities

And other lessons learned from a vast new data tool from the Urban Institute.


The Difference Between Bus Riders and Train Riders

The characteristics of the average L.A. transit user depends on what form of transit they use.


The Surprising Economics of Sex Ratios

New research says men change their spending habits when they outnumber women.


How the Suburbs Gave Birth to America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber those in their central cities by more than two to one. Can we help guarantee their success?


America's Melting-Pot Cities

The metros where new American citizens live now.


America's Gayest Neighborhoods

Where are the largest concentrations of gay couples?

Americans Want More City Planning

According to an American Planning Association poll, Americans want sidewalks, transit, and locally owned businesses.


Are These the Fastest-Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the U.S.?

What changes in the white population share can and can't tell us.


The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact. 


Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.


U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.


How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.


The Most Powerful Constituency in the 2012 Campaign: The Suburbs

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been getting most of their campaign contributions from the same place: the monied ‘burbs.

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A Better Way to Measure Poverty

New York's leading the way on incorporating geography into poverty measures, and the federal government's not far behind