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. Exclusive
Nov 19, 2009 By
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
Nov 6, 2009 Forbes
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.
Sep 17, 2009 Guardian
This infographic from <em>Good</em> shows how unemployment numbers compare in various metros in the country.
Aug 6, 2009 Good
Housing vacancies are still rising in many American metropolitan areas.
Aug 4, 2009 Forbes
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.
Jul 30, 2009 The New York Times
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.
Jul 24, 2009 The Brookings Institution
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.
Jul 13, 2009 STL Today
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>.
Jul 9, 2009 The New York Times
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.
Apr 8, 2009 The Brookings Institution