The world's most populous nation is an industrial powerhouse, but it has not yet transitioned to a knowledge-based economy.
Twice the size of the Mall of America, it has an Arc de Triomphe and a 1.3-mile canal with gondolas. But no one wants to come.
How globalization is reshaping the hierarchy of the world's cities.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Forget raising taxes or cutting services. If cities understood the economics of land use better, they might not need to do either.
The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.
The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.
Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.
A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.
Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.
Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes his neighborhood-changing projects on the road.
The recession didn't skip Seattle, but the city stuck by its downtown and reaped the rewards.
In his new book, Philip Auerswald argues the economic crisis will eventually give way to unparalleled global growth.
How the Southern city helped launch a billion-dollar business.
Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.
The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.
How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.
Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.
What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.