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.
States with stricter gun-control laws have fewer homicides, especially when they’re used in combination, according to a new study.
America’s growing geographic divide derives from economic inequality, especially the tremendous gains of the 1 percent.
The contribution of culture and art to the U.S. economy is bigger than the economic output of Sweden or Switzerland, according to a new report.
A new Upjohn Institute report documents four key pillars that can guide successful place-based economic development and local job growth.
American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find.
New research finds that income, education, and race are correlated with access to green space across and within U.S. metro areas.
A new report examines why the largest U.S. metros actually face population decline.