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.
Paychecks stretch the furthest in smaller cities for most workers, but techies continue to do best in larger, more expensive cities.
More than 70 million Americans hold low-wage, precarious service jobs. We must make these jobs a pathway to the middle class.
When cities rather than metros are measured by inequality, economic segregation, and affordability, the New Urban Crisis has surprising hits and misses.
Washington, D.C., has the highest share of creative-class workers among large U.S. cities, but Miami’s creative class is growing faster.
Even though superstar hubs top the list of the most educated cities, other cities are growing their share at a much faster rate.
Looking at the population and job growth of large cities proper, rather than their metro areas, uncovers some surprises.
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.