A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.
As they churn out the talent and technology that drive economic growth, universities also shape deepening urban inequality.
Not all rural areas are declining: Some are thriving, while others are undergoing significant transitions.
The rule of thumb is that the cost of your house should equal roughly 2.6 years of income. But in some U.S. cities, home prices are almost 10 times what the median household earns.
Political scientist Nathan Jensen answers questions about his new book, Incentives to Pander.
The shift toward a more inclusive urbanism has begun. But it will require time, commitment from city institutions, and political agency at the local level.
It’s not high costs alone that are pushing people out of expensive cities—whole categories of jobs are underrepresented there.
The American Dream turns on where we live. But it’s job markets and marriage partners—not schools—that make the biggest difference in who climbs the economic ladder.
Amazon set up its HQ2 bidding war for maximum manipulation of North America’s cities—and the company doesn’t seem to be following its own selection criteria closely.
In cities that gain college graduates, wages rise but so do rents, resulting in a cost burden for the least advantaged.
The rise of renting in the U.S. isn’t just about high housing prices, or preferences for city living, but about the flexibility to compete in today’s economy.
A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in rural areas, and rural innovation gets a boost from the arts.
A new study suggests that many Americans’ dissatisfaction and lack of optimism had a role in electing President Trump.
A new study traces the astonishing increase in the value of Manhattan’s land since 1950.
American cities still have the edge when it comes to high-tech startups and venture capital, but other parts of the world are rapidly catching up.
In an interview, the leading New Urbanist Peter Calthorpe discusses autonomous rapid transit, Buckminster Fuller, NIMBYism, and his new urban-planning software.
A growing body of research suggests that inequality in the value of Americans’ homes is a major factor—perhaps the key factor—in the country’s economic divides.
Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked into the 21st-century global city. It’s time for cities, nations, and global leaders to start acting like it.
Socioeconomic sorting at the metropolitan level is making America more polarized, an economist finds.
A new study breaks down where the administrative hurdles to opening a restaurant on wheels are the worst.