In this interview with Jonathan Rothwell about his new book, A Republic of Equals, he explains how U.S. racism helped create elite, highly paid professions.
New research suggests that ride-hailing is associated with increases in drinking behaviors in U.S. cities and metro areas.
Just four coastal areas of the country dominate on the Startup Complexity Index, a new measure developed by researchers at the Brookings Institution.
Safety advocates have long complained that media outlets tend to blame pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars. Research suggests they’re right.
A new study shows that the country faces different opioid challenges in urban and rural areas.
Since 1980, economists say, wage growth for the highest-paid workers has been roughly triple that for the lowest paid. In some cities, the disparity is wider.
A new report spells out how to move from the top-down, grant-based model for community development to a more localized, entrepreneurial approach.
A new study uses artificial intelligence to find that jobs done by highly skilled workers are the most likely to be affected by AI.
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.