Kaid Benfield discusses two influential new publications that posit very different takes on the state of America's cities. While he finds elements to agree with in both, Benfield ultimately finds himself an optimist when it comes to our urban future.
Jun 25, 2013 NRDC Switchboard Blog
Bruce Katz, president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, explains how the economies of America's largest metropolitan areas are driving the country's future prosperity.
Jun 8, 2013 The Planning Report
Homicides are decreasing nationwide, but a federal study reveals that the rate has decreased about 17% in cities and increased by the same rate in suburbs. Two WSJ reporters look behind the numbers for the causes with a focus on Atlanta's suburbs.
Jan 2, 2013 Wall Street Journal
Small and large cities throughout the United States are outgrowing their suburban counterparts for the first time in years. An even bigger surprise: small cities seem to be outpacing suburbs and large metros alike according to new analysis.
Dec 13, 2012 Smart Growth America
With President Obama adopting historic fuel efficiency regulations for motor vehicles, it may be helpful to hear from opponents of the regulatory approach, not only from the President’s political opponents but also the venerable Brookings Institution
Aug 31, 2012 US News & World Report
Dueling pieces in <em>Foreign Policy</em> and the <em>Christian Science Monitor</em> come to completely different conclusions on the connection between the great Indian blackout of July 31 and the country's reliance on coal.
Aug 9, 2012 Foreign Policy
For those seeking to diversify metropolitan mode shares, good news can be found in a report just published by the Brookings Institution: most urban jobs are near transit. Unfortunately, employees, for the most part, are not, reports Conor Dougherty.
Jul 11, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
Julie V. Iovine laments that while walkability is the watchword of the day, architects have to design what they're hired to design -- and that often means designing iconic buildings that turn a blind eye to pedestrians.
Jun 24, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
The federal government gives more research and development subsidies to fossil fuels than clean energy technologies. But, why?
Jun 24, 2012 Grist
A team of Brookings Institution researchers present five key findings about Americans and how the country grew in 2011 according to 2010 Census data.
Jan 3, 2012 Brookings Institution