We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.
Populism is usually seen as the outgrowth of left-behind places, but Rob and Doug Ford’s rise happened in diverse, progressive Toronto.
Spoiler alert: It’s simply not the case that families with kids have disappeared from urban America.
Gym and fitness-studio chains tend to specialize in either urban or suburban areas. But overall, they skew toward rich neighborhoods with lots of graduates, renters, and white people.
The availability of exercise venues reflects broader divides of class and geography.
New research from the Urban Studies journal uses London as a test site to show how machine learning can predict which neighborhoods will gentrify next.
A new study finds that high-growth companies flock to neighborhoods that are more mixed-use and transit-accessible, whether in urban centers or suburbia.
A new study finds that as the rich move back to superstar cities' urban cores to gain access to unique amenities they drive low-income people out.
Calling on federal government to regulate economic incentives is a cop-out. It’s time for America’s big cities and mayors to stand up to companies like Amazon.
Experts at the European Commission assess the world as more urban than experts at the United Nations or New York University do. We need to resolve this debate.
What do the three classes think about issues like gun control, immigration, women’s rights, and unionization?
Amazon chose Long Island City and Crystal City based on talent. But talent isn’t generic: The search for HQ2 was about particular types of it.
States with more working-class voters are solidly red; those with a dominant creative class are solidly blue; service-class heavy states aren’t easily defined.
The celebrity chef and humanitarian talks about the role of food in recovering from a disaster and why building local capacity is so important.
A new Brookings study documents the growing economic divergence of America’s superstar cities from smaller urban and rural areas.
Complaints that Amazon HQ2 locations are already superstar cities don’t recognize a counter-trend of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters relocations, new data shows.
Amazon HQ2 may be split between superstar cities, but San Francisco’s big tech firms are starting to expand into smaller, non-coastal places.
In splitting HQ2, Amazon gains a presence in New York, which has the largest number of corporate headquarters, and greater Washington, D.C., which is fast gaining as a popular site for a corporate base.
Although the creative class in the United States is largely urban, many rural counties also have high shares of knowledge, professional, and artistic workers.
It’s not just singles who have flocked back to the city: College-educated married couples are much more likely to live in big cities with high human capital.
Urban places have the largest numbers of college graduates, but rural counties are starting to see more growth.