September 6, 2018, 10am PDT
There's good and bad news from an annual assessment on the Golden State's economy and environment. Gross domestic product per capita increases as emissions per capita decrease, with the major exception of emissions from transportation.
August 21, 2018, 9am PDT
China's one-child policy, which compelled couples to seek abortions or undergo sterilization procedures, ended in October 2015. Yet the country's birth rate hasn't increased, and Communist Party officials are concerned about economic growth.
August 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Concern about the city's supply of affordable housing is one of the key messages from the recent "geography of Jobs" report published by the New York Department of City Planning.
August 8, 2018, 6am PDT
Columbus, Ohio has stood out from its midwest peer cities, with strong growth. Can the city keep it up?
July 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.
July 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The Brookings Institution released the Global Metro Monitor 2018 report this week.
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 17, 2018, 11am PDT
While the scale of Detroit's population loss is well known, the lesser known that the city's economy has grown steadily in recent decades. It's not alone.
March 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
Population trends are often used as a shorthand for a city's economic prowess, but Pete Saunders argues they may be a lagging indicator.
February 24, 2018, 5am PST
While Millennials are coveted by marketers and consumer goods companies, young adults of color are not equally sharing in the benefits of Millennials' economic popularity.
February 22, 2018, 11am PST
The Metro Monitor 2018 reports economic data for 2016, and it continues a tale of two cities (or metropolitan areas) around the United States.
February 7, 2018, 6am PST
Here's a helpful tool for understanding economic growth.
November 1, 2017, 9am PDT
The Inland Empire's housing boom and economic growth are attracting plenty of new residents—especially millennials.
May 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Research from Brookings identifies metro areas with economies that are not only growing, but growing in an equitable way. The list is short, but may offer some insights.
November 30, 2016, 1pm PST
Since the 1970s, many American cities have played host to rising rents and stagnant incomes. Richard Florida writes about how the "great rent squeeze" might be choking the country's economic prospects.
October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
August 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
The study compares data between 1993 and 2009.
March 10, 2016, 1pm PST
A new policy paper argues that real economic development reaches all levels of the economy—not just the top.
April 22, 2015, 8am PDT
The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Metropolitan Planning Council
January 23, 2015, 2pm PST
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.