Remote Work Won't Radically Change Where We Work

As tech firms like Apple expand their satellite offices and remote work opportunities, economists and work experts debate just how much the dispersal made possible by remote work will be held in check by the forces of agglomeration.

July 21, 2021 - NPR

California Shelter-in-Place

Retaining Skilled Workers in Urban Areas

Over the past year, there's been a mass exodus out of major urban areas. In states like New York, Illinois, and California, more than 59% of migration was outbound.

April 15, 2021 - Devin Partida

Charlotte, NC

Understanding North Carolina's Urban-Rural Divide

North Carolina cities are thriving, but rural counties are not experiencing the same level of growth. Still, residents in rural areas say the numbers do not necessarily capture the whole picture.

January 6, 2020 - The Courier-Tribune


What Are America's Fastest-Growing Cities?

Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.

August 30, 2019 - CityLab

Construction Worker

Report: Multi-Family Construction Outpacing Demand in Some Parts of the Country

A report on multi-family construction around the country explains why the rent is rising so slowly in the Dallas area despite large employment gains.

June 27, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont

California Getting Way More New Jobs Than New Housing

Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.

May 21, 2018 - The Mercury News

Roanoke, Virginia's Evolving Economy Moves Beer-ward

Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.

May 13, 2018 - Governing


Denver Bus Driver Shortage Disrupting Service

If there was a Bronco's game on Sunday, you might be late to work Monday, because RTD doesn't have the drivers to cover both rushes.

November 20, 2017 - Streetsblog Denver

Uber App

U.K. to Uber: Drivers Are Employees

A court ruling in the United Kingdom topples a pillar of the so-called gig economy: Uber's approach to employment.

November 12, 2017 - The New York Times


Telecommuting Skews Affluent

Here's a reason to doubt telecommuting as a silver bullet for congestion in growing regions: most people don't have the option.

July 13, 2017 - Quartz

Downtown Cleveland

Job Hubs as a Rust Belt Recovery Strategy

While cities in the "Rust Belt" have shown some signs of recovery, one worrying indicator is the large and growing distances between people and jobs. Clustering economic opportunity around job hubs could help.

July 5, 2017 - CityLab

Apple Orchard

Urban Orchard in East Detroit Trying to Be a Good Neighbor

When Wolverine Human Services bought 11 acres of East Detroit planning to remove abandoned houses for a U-Pick Orchard, neighbors protested. Now they've pivoted and aim to provide a resource to the community rather than run an agro-business.

May 17, 2017 - Next City

Uptown Oakland

Which U.S. Cities Are Growing Inclusively?

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.

May 5, 2017 - Brookings

Dallas skyline

Dallas Employment Stagnant as Suburbs Boom

Between 1990 and 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area added more jobs than New York City. The overwhelming majority of the new jobs are located in the suburbs.

April 18, 2017 - D Magazine


How *Not* To Do Economic Development

It's clear that New Jersey’s economic development planners didn't spend much time thinking about opportunity costs when they approved $1.1 billion in tax incentives under the Grow NJ program.

October 28, 2016 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

Double Texas Rainbow

The Massive Growth Along the I-35 Corridor in Texas

In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.

October 21, 2016 - Forbes

Uber Car

Two Uber Drivers Granted Employment Status in New York

In an unprecedented ruling in New York, the state Department of Labor deemed two Uber drivers employees of the company.

October 15, 2016 - Crain's New York Business

Transit Ridership

New York Adding Transit Jobs at Rapid Rate

Even as other middle class jobs disappear, the transportation sector continues to grow.

October 1, 2016 - Next City


Only Three Cities Pass the 'Trilemma' Test

Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.

June 13, 2016 - Gizmodo

Study: Cities Gaining Post-Recession Economic Clout

As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.

January 12, 2016 - City Observatory

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