Economy

Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
Jul 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A new Brookings Institute report points to urban centers as key for growing a "new" American economy.
Oct 26, 2010   International Business Times
Rural areas across America are trying to figure out how they can improve their economies but still maintain their rural qualities.
Aug 10, 2010   Citiwire
A new report from CEOs for Cities shows that New Yorkers save a lot of moola on their transportation costs because of their city's walkability and transit options.
Apr 22, 2010   Streetsblog
In this podcast, <em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz about the emerging shape of the new American economy.
Mar 20, 2010   Next American City
The American Dream is a concept that's had a rough go for the past few years. A new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans don't think that dream can become reality.
Mar 17, 2010   The Atlantic
After more than two years of declines in American driving patterns, the amount of driving seems to be on the rise.
Feb 26, 2010   USA Today
In the 1950s, nearly 1/5 of Americans moved each year. That trend is quickly reversing. Americans are now staying put in greater numbers than at any time since World War II, and experts have plenty of opinions on why that is.
Jan 28, 2010   New York Times
Andy Kroll wanders through the rubble of California's subprime crisis and finds homeowners waiting 10-12 hours in lines for mortgage relief, plummeting property values, and what may be the seeds of more foreclosures to come.
Dec 2, 2009   TomDispatch
Growth is at a standstill in most western boomtowns, but not in well-planned, thriving South Jordan, UT. An expedited permitting process and good planning are given credit as catalysts for growth.
Nov 5, 2009   Desert News
The problems facing urban America can be exemplified by looking at the city of Las Vegas, according to this piece from the Brookings Institution's Mark Muro.
Oct 25, 2009   Citiwire