Cities

For half a century, suburbs surpassed city centers in population and job growth. These economic and demographic trends appear to be reversing. America's cities have grown faster than outlying areas and new research that jobs are coming with them.
4 days ago   Surging City Center Job Growth
Nomenclature changes, especially for cities with chronologies spanning centuries and even millennia. Test your knowledge of historic, even ancient, place names.
Feb 1, 2014   Guardian Cities
Cities can be undersold or oversold in equal measure, but they never fail to present a shortage of data. With its #citydata series, This Big City explores the sometimes surprising facts about cities that emerge from the din of urban life.
Jan 17, 2014   This Big City
The movement stems from demographic changes in the work force. For companies seeking younger hires, they need to go to where they prefer to live. Suburban campuses may be replaced by urban headquarters or the addition of satellite offices in cities.
Dec 10, 2013   The Wall Street Journal
I just discovered an interesting new website, Net Migration Patterns for US.  This site contains migration data by age group for every county in the nation, and for every decade between the 1950s and the 2000s. Blog Post
Nov 18, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
I just finished reading a new book by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Revolution. Blog Post
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 Blog Post
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