Cities

A few weeks ago, Wendell Cox wrote a blog post asserting that the most dense metros tend to have the highest levels of congestion. Opinion
Jul 8, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
I just finished reading a new book by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Revolution. Opinion
Aug 23, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
Recently, there’s been a lot of Internet chatter about who likes cities and who likes suburbs: posts and articles about children abandoning cities, children Opinion
Aug 17, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
What is the apt metaphor for a city? Machines? Insect colonies? In a new paper, physicist Luis Bettencourt says that if we look to the function of cities we find that they're essentially social reactors that obey universal mathematical parameters.
Jun 21, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
In an essay adapted from their new book, Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz examine America's traditional 'dual sovereignty' federalism. They argue that metropolitan areas should play a greater role in governance through a collaborative federalism.
Jun 18, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
While he cannot do much to rewrite the Constitution, which favors rural America, or reverse a century of history, which gave rise to the suburbs, Obama, the most urban president, can do more to embrace the city as an innovation incubator.
Jun 18, 2013   Financial Times
Chuck Wolfe champions the 'urban diary' tool as a universal means to understand the city around us.
May 20, 2013   Crosscut
In 2010, a Gallup poll asked 1000 Americans each day, "Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?"  After a year or so of polling, the Gallup organization sorted the results by congressional district.  The full results are Opinion
Apr 16, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
Recent studies show that upwards of 77% of Millennials are opting to live in urban areas. The impact on the local economy will be huge, IF urban planners rethink how we build our downtowns.
Oct 23, 2012   ICIC Inner City Exchange
Author Kevin Baker offers a historical perspective of the Republican Party's shift to the "anti-urban party".
Oct 8, 2012   The New York Times
Announced this week by <em>All Things Considered</em> hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel, National Public Radio is launching a new series called the NPR Cities Project and they're asking listeners for their input.
Jun 21, 2012   NPR