A common problem with differing causes.
Why it's so hard to define this simple word.
How tech has won the recession, county by county.
Society has been quantifying the "best" places to live for a long time, but the things we care most about are never fixed.
Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.
Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.
Stay away from Sarasota, Florida.
There are big gaps in the Economist's Intelligence Unit rankings.
A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.
Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.
Workers do well on the east and west coasts.
A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.
Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.
Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.
Where are the most tolerant metro areas?
Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?
Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?
The new geography of technology centers.
But are they really smarter than your city?
The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.