Metropolitan Areas

A new plan is afoot in Britain that will devolve centralized power away from central government and out into metropolitan areas. Bruce Katz sees lessons for the United States in the experience of United Kingdom.
2 days ago   Brookings
Will a large city do what its county voters refused to do—fund the county bus system, though largely within city limits? Seattle voters will be put to the test in November when asked to pay an annual $60 vehicle fee and 0.1% sales tax.
Jul 20, 2014   The Seattle Times
It's a pattern seen as recently as two years ago in metro Atlanta: a crucial transit measure wins in the central city but dies in the more populous suburbs. The fix is to craft a city-only transit initiative—just what advocates in Seattle will do.
Apr 28, 2014   KUOW
According to new analysis by Nate Silver, New York City might be more aptly described as the city that sleeps in.
Apr 23, 2014   Five Thirty Eight
New Census data describes the country’s movement toward large metropolitan areas. Following the recent population growth in cities like Houston and New York, nearly one in three Americans reside in the country’s ten most populated cities.
Mar 31, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Chuck Eckenstahler examines the “Benton Harbor Rule”—the desired funding and support that comes from a designation by the federal government as “metropolitan.” But does the “metropolitan” designation pay off as intended?
Mar 12, 2014   Urbanophile
The United State Conference of Mayors recently released a report projecting moderate growth for almost all of the country’s metropolitan areas. A survey of coverage on the report reveals multiple readings of the state of the economy.
Jan 31, 2014   New Geography
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
A Brookings Institute report shows that the difference between crime in the suburbs and cities has drastically decreased, and argues that the current drop in crime rates weakens the correlation between ethnic groups and crime.
Jul 6, 2011   The Brookings Institution
Regional business planning and cooperation at the metropolitan level is creating hubs of prosperity in the U.S.
Apr 12, 2011   Brookings Institution
Using data from the 2010 U.S. Census, <em>Salon</em> lists out 10 urban areas where race segregation is most prevalent.
Apr 2, 2011   Salon