There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.
Surely there's something we can do about this.
The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.
How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.
Panera Bread's pay-what-you-want cafés are a bold experiment. Can the chain do good and well at the same time?
Researchers are using GPS devices to better understand where and how we get our food.
Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht is reinventing how cities leverage investment for big projects.
Two economists argue urban environments help foster the borrowing of ideas even better than they harvest original ones.
Real estate prices are way up, and obscenely large projects are all the rage.
There's a reason this cliché won't die.
A new study argues that only half of our so-called STEM jobs require a college degree.
There's admittedly a certain irony in tearing down houses with funds marked to keep people in houses.
Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.
Inside the city's ambitious plans to become a hub of water-related technology and innovation.
An unsettling peek at the human toll of Europe's economic crisis.
GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?
Companies like Milwaukee's Rockwell Automation excel at productivity, but create far fewer jobs than traditional manufacturing.
Baby boomers aren't drawn to the same sorts of retirement communities their parents were.