The Guardian features an excellent introduction to several American cities:
So far New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC. Hopefully something coming on San Francisco at some point. And what about suburban spaces, mid-size cities, the provincial town?
The most recent article, “reading the midwestern metropolis of American literature” deals with Chicago
Photograph: Bruno Ehrs/ Bruno Ehrs/Corbis / http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/aug/19/chicago-reading-american-literature-city-naturalism-modernism