Urban Affairs

Why Inclusive Zones are Not Inclusive Everywhere

Research from New York University explains why inclusive housing policies work better in some places than in others.

Dispelling the Myth: Why State Tax Breaks for Businesses Do Not Spur Economic Growth

A decline in the corporate tax rate enforced through state policy is found by a new study to be immaterial to investment decisions for businesses and therefore a non-factor for spurring economic growth within a state.

Separate and Suffering: The Damaging Effects of Residential Segregation on Metropolitan Economies

Residential segregation is shown to drive down income growth across all economic levels.

Mid-sized Cities: Punching above their weight

Medium sized cities are a major driver of economic growth in the American economy

Failure to Launch: New York City and Congestion Pricing

New York's failed plan for congestion pricing has lessons for policymakers everywhere.

The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

Big Shoulders, Big Plans: Chicago Tackles Transit and Infrastructure

A leading city planner assesses the new urbanist strides in Chicago.

Metro Recovery in a Global Economy

U.S. metros, the nation's exporters, are driving economic recovery.

A New Standard for Transit Investments

Livability principles can help policymakers prioritize transit spending, especially for Bus Rapid Transit.

Homeownership in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Low-income homeowners get some satisfaction.

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