“There are times when rational, well-educated societies lose a sense of perspective,” says urban scholar Josef Konvitz. The global populist backlash represents one of those times.
It’s not about “economic anxieties.”
Sorry, Canada—your entire economy would fit inside Tokyo.
Contrary to technology’s image as an equalizer, digital service jobs in United States have clustered and concentrated in a select few metros.
An analysis finds metros with more polarized housing values are also more segregated.
A new study exposes the futility of the $45 billion that states spend on economic development incentives.
The problem with the “two Americas” narrative: Labels like conservative, liberal, and moderate all have relative meanings based on where we live.
Construction industry productivity in the U.S. is lower today than it was in 1968—and it won’t pick up unless it can embrace modernization.
Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.
A study finds that black residents in gentrifying neighborhoods are more likely to report poorer health.
In addition to being key to creative work, immigrants contribute enormously in the working-class and services sectors of the economy.
The future of many American cities—and of the nation itself—depends on the skills of foreign-born workers. The Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies could spell economic disaster.
Before 1980, places in America with lower average incomes grew faster than their richer counterparts, so that incomes converged. Today, that’s no longer the case.
As the ideological sorting of American voters continues, liberals find themselves outnumbered in four out of five states.
To get the most collective benefits out of urban life, we might need more people to live in fewer (but bigger) cities.
The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.
His executive order will discourage the high-skill newcomers that the U.S. economy needs to compete globally.
Which cities have the highest concentration of top-ranked universities?