More than 10,000 jobs have been added to downtown Detroit in the last few years, and that number is expected to top 15,000 by 2015.
A couple of recent stories on Better! Cities & Towns point to an ongoing problem: New Urbanism, smart growth, and related trends need to work on their appeal to working class and minority groups.
Upward mobility is strongly correlated with compact, walkable communities — largely in cities but also in suburbs.
To look more closely at the connection between mobility and sprawl, we compared the mobility rates to neighborhood Walk Scores. Our results lend support to Paul Krugman’s hypothesis.
Nobel Prize winner and Times columnist Paul Krugman examines how the spread-out development patterns of the US are keeping Horatio Alger down.
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and decline of suburbs is a fraud — but his argument ignores the facts.
The Brookings Institution reported that "job sprawl" continued but slowed toward the end of the last decade.
The United States has intertwined two enormous experiments with each other: the auto-oriented development pattern and Keynesian demand-driven economics.
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
A study by University of Connecticut researchers compares three cities that have supressed parking with three that have provided plenty — with surprising consequences.
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