April 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
Only 16 of 384 metropolitan areas saw job increases over the last year, according to a new study.
February 24, 2010, 7am PST
This article looks at the five metro areas with the most affordable housing options, and the five with the least affordable options.
February 22, 2010, 6am PST
Metropolitan officials in the Sun Corridor of Arizona are increasingly working together to form a self-organized super-region, according to this analysis.
February 21, 2010, 7am PST
Metropolitan region's make up a major part of the U.S. in terms of population and economic activity. Accordingly, the Brookings Institution was surprised to see how little of the government's first year stimulus package went to those areas.
February 17, 2010, 8am PST
Richard Florida wades through the newly released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which looks at emotional and physical health in 52 of America's biggest metropolitan areas.
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
November 6, 2009, 12pm PST
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
September 17, 2009, 6am PDT
This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> looks at a handful of projects and ideas that are emphasizing the importance of sustainable metropolitan areas in an age of diminishing resources and environmental devastation.
August 6, 2009, 7am PDT
This infographic from <em>Good</em> shows how unemployment numbers compare in various metros in the country.
August 4, 2009, 8am PDT
Housing vacancies are still rising in many American metropolitan areas.
July 30, 2009, 6am PDT
Officials in big cities are expressing disappointment that the House-approved climate bill looks to state capitals for guidance, not the metropolitan areas the bill will largely impact.
July 24, 2009, 9am PDT
A recent report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> examines unemployment trends in the urban and suburban areas of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S., mainly by looking at the demand for "safety net" services.
The Brookings Institution
July 13, 2009, 7am PDT
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has said he wants to bring park programs back into the lives of urban dwellers. This piece argues that a good place for him to start is one of the few urban national parks at St. Louis' Gateway Arch.
July 9, 2009, 1pm PDT
Less than half of the money set aside in the federal stimulus plan for transportation projects is going to cities, according to an analysis by <em>The New York Times</em>.
April 8, 2009, 10am PDT
Recent research from the Brookings Institution looks at 98 metropolitan areas and finds that fewer people are working close to downtowns, and there are fewer jobs located in those areas.
The Brookings Institution
March 12, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities are increasingly taking on a larger share of new residential development, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
February 12, 2009, 8am PST
This article's author reports his and economist Matthew Kahn's recent findings on metropolitan areas and carbon emissions. As it turns out, living in a high density area is one of the best things one can do for the environment.
November 14, 2008, 11am PST
The idea of city autonomy is increasingly unrealistic, according to a new book by University of Western Ontario professor Andrew Sancton.
July 10, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In this column from <em>Governing</em>, Peter Harkness looks at the increasing influence and power of metropolitan areas.</p>