The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.
Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.
Workers do well on the east and west coasts.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?
Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.
Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.
A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.
The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.
Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.
Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.
In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.
A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.
China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?
A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.
A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.
The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.
Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?