October 5, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Midwest has been the epicenter of coronavirus since late August, led by North and South Dakota. Masks have the potential to significantly reduce viral transmission, but neither state mandates their use. Will a public health campaign help?
September 14, 2020, 11am PDT
College towns that have been observing public health guidelines and seen relatively few COVID-19 cases are now seeing infections spike as young people return to take classes. The New York Times has been tracking cases in colleges and college towns.
June 11, 2020, 10am PDT
This university town of 47,000 on the Central Coast of California has also been called by National Geographic the "Happiest Place in America." Is there a relationship between biking and happiness?
September 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
Off-campus housing for college students has grown extensively over the last decade. What are communities doing to control the spread of student housing and its potentially negative effect on neighborhoods and affordable housing?
December 6, 2017, 9am PST
Universities in the Vancouver area and across Canada are developing housing and investing in amenities, and getting a return on investment that helps the bottom line
August 16, 2017, 7am PDT
A town of about 20,000 people, located on the coast of Maine, and home to Bowdoin College has completed a new zoning code.
February 8, 2016, 12pm PST
Fresno State University in California has released plans for a suite of changes that will redefine its approach to transportation—away from a devout focus on cars and toward more transportation options.
September 4, 2014, 12pm PDT
Joel Kotkin explores the small cities that are growing the fastest in the United States, and what factors lead to this growth.
August 17, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
November 25, 2013, 6am PST
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?
August 27, 2012, 12pm PDT
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.
July 24, 2012, 5am PDT
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.