Rankings

February 9, 2016, 1pm PST
Census data shows that Seattle jumped Baltimore to become the country's tenth most densely populated city. Is Seattle on the cusp of a changing of the guard when it comes to density and population growth?
The Seattle Times
January 15, 2016, 11am PST
The availability of parking can make or break opinions of neighborhoods, and renters are especially likely to be impacted by parking difficulties.
Trulia
December 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a special "Energy for Tomorrow" report, The New York Times looks at "clean city rankings" of energy efficiency and land use. But ranking cities is no easy task—"winners on one list may appears as sinners on another."
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
November 20, 2015, 5am PST
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
The Seattle Times
August 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Startup Genome Project ranks the Silicon Valley as far and away the best location in the world for startup businesses, but other American cities appear all over the top ten.
CityLab
April 30, 2015, 9am PDT
The 16th annual State of the Air report includes everyone's favorite tool for putting the achievements of cities and metropolitan areas in perspective: rankings.
American Lung Association
April 6, 2015, 1pm PDT
A U.S.EPA list ranks the cities leading the nation with the most energy efficient commercial buildings.
U.S. EPA
February 6, 2015, 5am PST
For people who'd rather own a smart phone than a set of wheels, new types of mobile tech are making it increasingly easy to get around cities. A recent report ranks the metro areas that are making best use of these technologies. On top: Austin, TX
Streetsblog USA
January 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Florida's automobile transportation system fails a lot of tests. The latest is a study by WalletHub that ranks the financial risk of driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Broward Palm Beach New Times
December 15, 2014, 2pm PST
Although net-zero buildings have yet to scale to mass adoption, a new report hopes to inspire architects and developers to join the ranks of the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 23, 2014, 6am PDT
Some cities have a reputation for rats, but all cities have them. Where does your major metropolitan center rank among the rattiest cities?
Urbanful
September 22, 2014, 2pm PDT
City Clock prepared two lists of neighborhoods with the most commute trips made without cars (for every city BUT New York City). One list ranks university neighborhoods, and the other non-university neighborhoods.
City Clock
August 30, 2014, 11am PDT
In which parking minimums figure heavily in a polemic regarding the nature of cool.
Guardian Cities
July 25, 2014, 7am PDT
July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
WalletHub
July 18, 2014, 2pm PDT
Energy is the key to the economy, so it should be used wisely. A new report shows that the United States performs very poorly in making the most of its resources.
The Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2014, 8am PDT
Lauren K. Ohnesorge shares the results of a recent study that ranks the strength of the life sciences industry in the nation's metropolitan areas. Boston leads the list.
Triangle Business Journal
June 20, 2014, 8am PDT
A finance website called nerdwallet took it upon itself to rank the "worst" cities to drive a car.
nerdwallet
June 4, 2014, 5am PDT
Melanie Haiken shares insight into the findings of the American Fitness Index (AFI), which assesses the "Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas."
Forbes
May 7, 2014, 9am PDT
"The inaugural Guardian Cities brand barometer ranks world cities on everything from transport and weather to crime and social 'buzz.'" Guardian Cities released a trio of posts in connection with the rankings.
Guardian Cities