Take This Microbrew and Shove It
Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?
February 20, 2013

Why do we keep anointing "it" cities?

The Real Problem with Gentrification
A phenomenon that revived cities can also make them monotonous
February 15, 2013

Gentrification, which has helped revive so many cities, has a possibly self-defeating side-effect: Leaving monotonous neighborhoods in its wake. 

What happens when the town hall goes digital?
February 11, 2013

Local governments have gone online with alacrity. What have their consitutents gained—or lost—as a result?

Can Joe Lhota Save Big-City Republicanism?
Becoming mayor is tough. But not as tough as restoring urban America's two-party system.
February 07, 2013

Reviving partisan competition in urban areas will be good for Republicans, good for cities, and good for the country. New York's Joe Lhota has a persona that might help him become mayor. But can he create the infrastructure to sustain an actual two-party system?

Religion And Mobility
May 31, 2012

Richard Florida has an interesting post on the Atlantic’s “Cities” Web site playing with some new state-level data from Pew about economic mobility.