March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities — Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
2014 study in the Journal of Experimental Criminology measuring the effectiveness of community policing in the United States through a quantitative analysis of prior academic studies.
2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional U.S. city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, “Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities.”
2015 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
2014 report from Boston University’s Initiative on Cities based on interviews of more than 70 mayors of cities across the United States. Topics discussed include policy priorities, gentrification and income inequality.
2014 selection of research on the wide range of impacts of retail chain stores, including on small local business, county-level employment, and more.
2014 research brief by Patricia Burch, University of Southern California; Annalee Good, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Carolyn J. Heinrich and Chandi Wanger, University of Texas at Austin.
2014 paper for NBER showing how increases in health care for public sector workers are addressed by government.
Ten databases that can provide insight into reporting on local affairs, including public schools’ disciplinary practices, local farms, firearms dealers and hazardous-materials incidents.
2014 study in Urban Affairs Review analyzing trends in inequality in 10 cities whose economies once centered around heavy industry and that have been striving to reinvent themselves.