College Towns

Joel Kotkin explores the small cities that are growing the fastest in the United States, and what factors lead to this growth.
Sep 4, 2014   Forbes
Keith Schneider shares the details of an ongoing building boom around the campus of Western Kentucky University, where $262 million in construction has come to Bowling Green’s central business district since 2008.
Aug 17, 2014   New York Times
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that college towns are even better at encouraging bicycle commuting than the most notable big cities (Portland, Seattle, etc); even when excluding commuting for school. What's their secret?
Nov 25, 2013   BikePortland.org
Richard Florida takes the end of summer, and impending awakening of campuses across the country, as an opportunity to explore which of America's metro areas have the largest higher education concentrations.
Aug 27, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Declining state aid, hobbled endowments, and rising debt are hurting the balance sheets of colleges across America. Unfortunately the economies of their surrounding towns, which rely on schools for jobs, customers, and more, are far from immune.
Jul 24, 2012   The Wall Street Journal