New research finds that paving streets boosts housing wealth, which boosts credit use, which boosts household consumption — all for little cost.
Municipal governments can't sit idly by while tax-exempt organizations get services for free.
Economist Matthew Kahn wonders how coastal areas might adapt to climate change without federal assistance.
Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.
America's most competitive large metros for job growth.
To the extent that "having it all" means women having the same economic security as men, this chart on relative poverty shows it's still an elusive goal.
It's not too late for President Obama to help fix this, and it's in his interest anyway.
Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.
Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.
The country's government has proven surprisingly capable in the face of its latest natural disaster.
Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.
What were the Games good for, exactly?
Parsing the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.
A by-the-numbers look at the wreckage left behind.
For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.
Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.
A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.
It all comes down to two words: household formation.
Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.