Pro basketball follows the winner-take-all geography of America as a whole, with free agents gravitating to New York, L.A., and other big cities.
A study finds that some shrinking cities are prosperous areas with smaller, more-educated populations. But they also have greater levels of income inequality.
Based on census boundaries, ways of life, and physical characteristics, respectively, three new definitions offer a composite portrait of American suburbia.
A new study finds that cell phones played a significant role in reducing homicides in big cities by limiting face-to-face contact.
A new study finds that British and Irish writers clustered in 18th- and 19th-century London and were more productive as a result.
A new study identifies powerful psychological factors that connect people to places, and that mean more to them than money.
New research suggests that younger Americans’ preference for urban living is real and not wearing off.
New research has kicked off a war of words among urban scholars over the push for upzoning to increase cities’ housing supply.
How much money do workers have after paying housing costs? For working-class and service workers in superstar cities, the affordable housing crisis hits harder.
In an interview, the former deputy mayor under Bill de Blasio says diversity is the key to New York’s growth: “Even with all of our warts, we’re the best.”
A study finds that the more beautiful a city is, the more successful it is at attracting jobs and new residents, including highly educated and affluent ones.
A new analysis finds that liberalizing zoning rules and building more won’t solve the urban affordability crisis, and could exacerbate it.
Children who live farther away from their schools get significantly less sleep and exercise, new research shows.
Across the United States, there are fewer states gaining brainpower than draining it, according to a new report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
A conversation with sociologist Alejandro Portes about his new book: Is Miami a global city, or a superstar Latin-American city? And is it going to sink?
Raising the minimum wage helps low-paid workers without damaging the broader economy, the authors of two new research papers find.
Republican or Democrat, even if we battle over national concerns, research finds that in local politics, it seems we can all just get along—most of the time.
Despite established urban tech hubs, some smaller cities are attracting high-tech jobs with lower living costs, unique talent pools, and geographic diversity.
When looking for love, most people don’t look far from home. That's what a big-data analysis of interactions on a dating site revealed.
Place-based immigrant visas could help revitalize America’s left-behind cities and regions, economic researchers say in a new report.
The old divide between family-friendly suburbs and childless city living is fading. The new divide is within the suburbs themselves.