American Cities Project

Cities are essential to the nation’s prosperity—central to the quality of life, the livelihoods, and the long-term prospects of most Americans. Pew’s American cities project conducts original research and analyses to help policymakers understand the challenges facing urban centers and promising policy options that can improve fiscal outcomes for localities.

America's Big Cities in Volatile Times

The Great Recession created significant fiscal hurdles for the 30 cities at the center of the...

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