According to a new analysis, places away from the coasts in the Sunbelt and West are pulling ahead when it comes to attracting talented workers.
Economist Timothy Bartik details the need for place-based policy to combat regional inequality and help distressed places—strategies outlined in his new book.
Economist Timothy Bartik explains why the public costs of tax incentives often outweigh the benefits, and describes a model business-incentive package.
The changes in the demographic makeup of America’s suburbs are so profound that some urbanists are calling for a new sociology of suburbia.
The concentration of airline service resulting from deregulation has tilted the economic playing field toward larger metropolitan areas.
A new study finds evidence that Jane Jacobs was right about the dynamic and innovative qualities spurred by living in dense, urban neighborhoods.
A new study finds strong similarities in how residents of U.S. cities and suburbs spend their time—with one, counterintuitive difference.
A new study finds that even considering other factors, the walkability of a child’s neighborhood has a direct correlation to increased adult earnings.
Back in 1900, just 4 percent of Major League Baseball players were born outside the U.S. Today the share is nearly 30 percent.
Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods saw a crime decline, but recently, their violent crime rates have rebounded while other areas continue to improve.
The foreign-born population has declined in U.S. states that voted Democratic in 2016, and increased in states and metros that voted for Trump.
While green spaces are often linked to gentrification, new research shows certain types and characteristics of urban parks play a much greater role than others.
You might think planners—and urbanists in general—congregate in big coastal metros. But planning jobs are growing fastest elsewhere.
The Great Housing Reset has led to growing numbers of single-family homes shifting from owner-occupied housing to investment vehicles for large corporations.
New research finds that high-tech inventors are significantly more productive when they work in large clusters—but there are drawbacks.
A new book shows the historical roots behind the concentration of left-leaning Democrats in large cities and metro areas.
College towns and big coastal cities top our ranking of the metros where it’s easiest to live without a car.
A new study finds that the home-based businesses of poor women in a Colombian city are much more successful when they are located on the street level.
Using geotagged tweets, researchers found four types of social connectedness in big U.S. cities, exemplified by New York, San Francisco, Detroit, and Miami.
A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.
Historian Margaret O’Mara talks about her new book The Code and how Silicon Valley has maintained its competitive edge in high tech.