Economic growth is not only uneven between urban and rural places—it is uneven within them, too.
In their new book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett use the example of the Netherlands to show how a cycling culture promotes community building and health.
Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People, talks about how schools, libraries, and other institutions can restore a sense of common purpose in America.
A study of the Boston area shows that those who participate in planning and zoning board meetings are older, wealthier, and much more NIMBYish.
Millions of U.S. workers hold insecure jobs that don’t pay enough to support a family. That needs to change, and cities can lead the way.
Communities with strict land-use restrictions don’t just attract more Democrats, a new study finds. They also shut out people who tend to vote Republican.
Homeowners are more active in national and local politics than non-owners. This disproportionate involvement can potentially limit the economy and further divide our politics.
Black and Hispanic former prisoners end up in more disadvantaged areas than whites, and many do not find any place to attach to at all.
A new online mapping tool allows you to track long-term trends in violence across dozens of U.S. cities.
What should or could cities do differently next time a behemoth company solicits bids for for its headquarters?
A new study explores startup migration and the benefits it brings.
A new study analyzes Twitter data and finds that racial segregation not only divides us based on where we live, but how we travel around cities.
A surge in tourism has led to a backlash in cities where residents feel overrun. How can these cities use tourism to their benefit?
Established tech hubs continue to lead, but startup hubs are emerging in new, smaller places. The catch: Startup financing overall is on the wane.
The biggest challenges to the Bay Area’s dominance in tech will likely come from overseas.
As empty homes sit in purgatory, neighborhoods fray and cities are left to pick up the bill.
A new study documents the huge amount of space taken up by parking, and the astronomical costs it represents, in five U.S. cities.
Car dependence not only reduces our quality of life, it’s a crucial factor in America’s economic and political divisions.
Vertical clustering—of certain high-status industries on the higher floors of buildings, for example—is an important part of urban agglomeration.
The robotics industry is powered by high-tech centers as well as manufacturing hubs—with a distinct “Robot Belt” in the Midwest.
From food-delivery startups to mapping and co-living companies, technology focused on urban systems is drawing billions of dollars in venture capital.