Metro areas in the U.S. with higher cognitive and people skills, versus motor skills, perform better economically and are more resilient during downturns.
A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster, England.
“The rise of the rest” may soon become a reality as once-lagging cities see growth of creative class employment.
A study finds job density increased in the U.S. over a 10-year period. But four cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, accounted for most of it.
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.