Best Cities

For the second year running, <em>Businessweek</em> has conducted an evaluation of America's 100 largest cities to determine their list of the top 50. Alex Konrad discusses the results.
Sep 29, 2012   Bloomberg BusinessWeek
No, we're not talking about climate change - this list from Business Insider imagines which U.S. cities will be the best cities to live in in the future of 20 years from now.
Jun 27, 2012   Business Insider
The safest cities. The best cities. The happiest cities. We see the rankings all the time. But do they matter. Yes, says Samuel Arbesman, who surveyed 310 US residents by using Amazon's Mechanical Turk service.
Jan 6, 2012   Atlantic Cities
Good planning is attracting young hipsters to cities throughout the world, writes Christopher F. Schuetze.
Nov 22, 2011   International Herald Tribune via New York Times
Despite its cold weather and spread-out development patterns, a Midwestern city beat Portland, San Francisco and Boulder for the title of #1 Bike City. Jay Walljasper explains how. Exclusive
Oct 17, 2011  By Jay Walljasper
At least, the favorite town of Outside Magazine's readership, in a survey of almost 22,000 readers. Outside says the factors that make Chattanooga hot range from "epic singletrack to progressive city planning."
Sep 13, 2011   Outside Magazine
Jarrett Walker looks at a recent "Top Cities for Transit" list that ranks Honolulu #1, and says the criteria that the Brookings Institution used are "especially perverse".
May 20, 2011   Human Transit
Edwin Heathcote of the Financial Times says that lists of the "Best Cities" often fail because they select cities that are the most "livable", ignoring what makes cities "lovable".
May 11, 2011   Financial Times
Joel Kotkin puts forward the premise that smaller urban regions are more nimble than big cities. Kotkin dubs these smaller cities like Austin, Columbus and Raleigh-Durham "efficient cities."
Nov 27, 2010   New Geography
A new study looks at the best cities in the world for science, using publication rates in as the basis. The researchers
Oct 23, 2010   Nature
The American Planning Association has released its 2010 selections for great public spaces, streets and neighborhoods, ranging from a sculpture garden in Alabama to New York's transformed Bryant Park.
Oct 13, 2010   American Planning Association