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The Great Recession cemented suburban poverty

Kriston Capps at CityLab takes a look at a new Brookings report on the geography of poverty in the United States, which is continuing to spread from More...

New survey: What makes a city great?

A recent survey asking 1,000 urbanites in San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.,  offers some interesting insights for into what people love most More...

Brookings publishes a new report on innovation districts

The Brookings Institution recently published a new report on innovation districts in the United States. Brookings defines these districts as “geographic areas where leading-edge anchor More...

Leading Locations for 2014: U.S. metros ranked for economic and job growth

Area Development has released the 2014 edition of its annual Leading Locations ranking of American metropolitan areas based on economic and job growth. The study looked at More...

Toronto ranks as fourth best in the world for life and work

Toronto has ranked fourth in a the PwC Cities of Opportunity study, which ranks 30 cities around the world on how attractive they are as places More...

What city topped the chart for helping small businesses succeed?

Benjamin Kabin at Entrepreneur takes a look at a new report from the National League of Cities that highlights New York City as the top American city for More...

The uneven U.S. jobs recovery is even clearer when tracked per capita

Richard Florida at CityLab (formerly The Atlantic Cities) digs into new labor market research from EMSI that looks at state-by-state per-capita job growth between 2010 and 2013. More...

Best and worst cities for women in Canada

A new study by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) takes a look at gender inequality in the 20 largest metropolitan areas in Canada. Based on More...