A new study measures innovation and shows that when found in rural areas, it is tied to significant presence of the creative class.
The legacy of hippie Woodstock is the modern music-festival economy: materialist, driven by celebrities and social media, and increasingly urban.
A new study from the U.K. finds that although high-tech and digital industries spur job growth, less-skilled workers don’t even get spillover benefits.
“Plumbing poverty”—a lack of access to running water, a flush toilet, and an indoor bath or shower—is skewed across racial and socioeconomic lines.
New research shows how housing and income inequality reinforce one another, effectively splitting the U.S. into two different economies.
Just being born in a big city has a positive effect on later-life wages, new research finds.
A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations.
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.