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.
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.