Economy

The affordability crisis and congestion are just two of the signs of the dominance of cities in the economic recovery, according to an article in the Washington Post. In fact, outside of cities, it doesn't look much like a recovery at all.
Nov 19, 2014   The Washington Post
County of Riverside Supervisor Jeff Stone proposes breaking up California in order to form a new "State of South California."
Jul 5, 2011   LA Times
It was nearly 50 years ago, when streetcars were seen on the roadways of downtown Washington, DC. Dan Tangherlini, the former transportation director for the District discusses why streetcars matter in the United States capital.
Jan 16, 2011   The City Fix
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