What’s the best city in the world if you’re under 29?

Best Cities For People Under 29

Here’s a look at the best cities for jobs for young people, and here’s a look at the migration patterns of young people. Now we’ve got some new information: essentially, what’s the best city for someone under the age of 29? You can learn more here, and… Continue Reading

Migration patterns of U.S. young people

Young People Migration Patterns USA

“The tyranny of the ribbon” is America’s infrastructure problem

American Crumbling Infrastructure

Look at this chart, courtesy of here: That’s terrifying, no? Now look at this chart, courtesy of the same place: Now keep that “$16.5 billion” figure in your head and look at this third chart: Hm. 


What’s the most economically-segregated city in America?

U.S. Cities Levels of Economic Segregation

Wrote a little bit about this last March, but here’s some new information and ideas around it. This looks at segregation as a factor of income, education, and occupation (as opposed to simply income, which is how a lot of people… Continue Reading


Frankfurt, London, and Copenhagen are the world’s most sustainable cities

Frankfurt Germany Sustainable City

Again, you can evaluate cities in a myriad amount of ways. I’ve written about dozens of evaluation ideas on this blog alone; here’s one with a more global flair. It’s an important discussion because 70-80% of the world’s population will probably… Continue Reading

Car culture is (slowly) dying, but the future is hard to predict

Car Culture Is Slowly Dying

I was driving to my uncle’s for Thanksgiving with my dad, my mom, and my wife; I dropped a knowledge bomb on my parents somewhere in that ride that literally seemed to give my father pause. Interested in what it… Continue Reading

Here are the 30 fastest-growing cities of 2014

You start with the Brookings Institute’s “Global Metro Monitor,” and then you move on over to CityLab breaking down the data. In there, you’ll find a chart of, essentially, the 30 fastest-growing cities in the world in 2014. Basically, it looks at the change… Continue Reading

5 of the top 10 ‘Best Performing Cities’ in America are in Texas

Texas Flag Best Performing Cities

Start with the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities, then look at their process/methodology, and then look at this post analyzing the data on CityLab. Comfortable yet? OK, let’s get going.