Director, @MartinProsperiT University of Toronto, Global Research Professor NYU, Co-founder & Editor at Large @CityLab, Founder, Creative Class Group

The Geography of Well-Being — Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure "well being." In a report released today, the Social Science Research Council's Measure of America project takes a crack at it with their own metric.

America's Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015 — When I wrote Rise of the Creative Class , I rated and ranked America's metro areas on the share of the workforce that does creative class work. The creative class is made up of more than 40 million workers-a third of the U.S.

The U.S. Spends Far More on Homeowner Subsidies Than It Does on Affordable Housing — The United States spends more than four times as much on homeowner subsidies as it does on affordable housing for those most in need. That stat comes courtesy a detailed NBER working paper by Robert Collinson and Ingrid Gould Ellen, my colleagues at NYU, and Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago.

The U.S. Metros With the Highest and Lowest Shares of Children Under 18 — The United States is home to 74 million children. And while it's true that the share of the U.S. population 18 years and under has declined slightly -from 25.6 percent in 2000 to 23.3 percent in 2013-there are still more kids growing up in the country than ever before.

The Real Role of Land Values in the United States — The total value of the land that makes up the contiguous United States was $23 trillion dollars in 2009, according to new data [PDF] released by the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). That amounts to roughly 160 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product for that year, which stood at $14.5 trillion.

2015's Walk Score Ranking of the Most Walkable U.S. Cities Reveals Successes of Miami and Detroit — In an announcement that will surprise no one, Walk Score, the company that produces the go-to metric for walkable cities, has once again ranked New York as the number one most walkable large U.S. city.

Who Wants to Move vs. Who Ends Up Actually Moving — The Great Recession put a big crimp in the rate at which Americans move, which fell to record lows in its wake. Some economists suggest that declining moving rates are related to post-recession job markets, which are so similar across states that they act as a disincentive to move.

Baby Boomers Were Already Job-Hopping Back in the Mid-1970s, According to the BLS — If you haven't already bid farewell to the concept of the "company man," you definitely missed your chance. A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the already aged concept of a "good job for life" went away long before the rise of the "job-hopping Millennial" (or Gen-X-er, for that matter).

Where Millennials Are Moving Now — It's not just the media that's preoccupied with where millennials are choosing to live. Mayors, economic developers and urban leaders across the country have developed strategies to attract the so-called " young and the restless" to their cities. The urban planner Markus Moos goes as far as to suggest our cities are not only experiencing gentrification, but youthification.

Where LGBTQ Americans Live — America has become a far more open-minded and tolerant nation over the past several decades. But the gay population remains more concentrated in some cities and metros than others, according to a new survey by the Gallup Organization. Surprising as it may seem, the U.S.
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Apr 24, 2015

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