The United States is facing a new class distinction: those who are mobile across state lines, and those who are stuck.
It’s not nation states or even cities, but mega-regions—combinations of multiple metro areas—that are the real forces powering the global economy.
Urban leaders need to kick the incentive habit and take a more inclusive approach to growing local economies.
The share of VC-backed startups with women founders has grown dramatically, but Silicon Valley lags behind other hubs.
Yet in cities, affluent white neighborhoods and high-poverty black ones are outliers, resisting the fragmentation shown with other types of neighborhoods.
The mega-company has bucked dealing reasonably with New York City, Seattle, and any community that asks them to pay for its freight.
Where you live can have a big impact on your Valentine’s Day by changing the odds of meeting potential mates.
New Orleans neighborhoods that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were more likely to gentrify over the following 10 years, researchers find.
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
Building more affordable housing units in the metros that are centers of innovation will increase demand for the wares that fill houses, and increase productivity.
A new study of zoning changes in Chicago finds that they led to higher, not lower, local home prices, while having no discernible impact on local housing supply.
A new study finds a striking correlation at the state level between rates of household gun ownership and youth suicide.
A new study examines the role of neighborhood proximity and school segregation in the clustering of youth crime.
We are cleaving into two nations—one where daily life revolves around the car, and the other where the car is receding in favor of walking, biking, and transit.
Populism is usually seen as the outgrowth of left-behind places, but Rob and Doug Ford’s rise happened in diverse, progressive Toronto.
Spoiler alert: It’s simply not the case that families with kids have disappeared from urban America.
Gym and fitness-studio chains tend to specialize in either urban or suburban areas. But overall, they skew toward rich neighborhoods with lots of graduates, renters, and white people.
The availability of exercise venues reflects broader divides of class and geography.
New research from the Urban Studies journal uses London as a test site to show how machine learning can predict which neighborhoods will gentrify next.
A new study finds that high-growth companies flock to neighborhoods that are more mixed-use and transit-accessible, whether in urban centers or suburbia.