Cities

City Observatory puts the housing market of major U.S. cities in perspective by comparing the value of housing markets to the value of large corporations.
Jan 28, 2016   City Observatory
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
Jan 12, 2016   City Observatory
As the presidential election season gears up, Mortimer B. Zuckerman's op-ed offers a cynical and weary electorate hope by invoking a transformative political vision of the role of the city.
Dec 15, 2015   U.S. News & World Report
The World Economic Forum offers a reminder of just how drastically things could change, and soon, in cities.
Nov 9, 2015   Citiscope
Blog Post
When you think of "city" what comes to mind? A specific city? One of your favourites? Tall buildings? A skyline? Chaos, people, crowds, traffic? A river cutting through its centre? A mountain range backdrop? Blog Post
Nov 8, 2015   By Steven Snell
A new book from the Manhattan Institute, available for free download, argues that cities will have to full embrace experimentation and evaluation to be true laboratories of innovation.
Oct 15, 2015   Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
Oct 14, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
Oct 11, 2015   PhillyMag
A long and ranging article in the New Yorker surveys non-fiction, art, and other manifestations of intellectualism for insight into the plight of the city—to always be cast in some manner of morality tale.
Oct 8, 2015   The New Yorker
Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Oct 8, 2015   Doggerel
After spending more than a decade in government and real estate development, Brian Swett recently joined Arup in the role of Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate in the Americas. We asked for his thoughts on urban expansion and development.
Sep 24, 2015   Doggerel