Social / Demographics

Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
10 hours ago   Pacific Standard
A list of cities with the highest percentage of homebuyers described by the category of Millennial is conspicuously absent of expensive, coastal cities.
14 hours ago   Bloomberg Business
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
16 hours ago   PlaceShakers
It's serious, and the data is surprising. You need not be a pedestrian to experience injury while walking using your cell phone: half of all injuries occurred in the home. Two thirds of all walking-using-cell phone injuries were females.
2 days ago   The Washington Post
A longtime resident of an old, eclectic neighborhood reflects on what makes the area so desirable and why new places like it are effectively outlawed today.
4 days ago   City Observatory City Commentary
David Simon believes the events depicted in his new HBO mini-series were the result of a history of systematic hyper-segregation in America. HUD Secretary Castro agrees.
5 days ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Traffic fatalities in California have been rising since 2010, rising to 3,104 in 2013 after decreasing from 2006 to 2010. Experts point to several specific reasons for the increase; one of the most prominent may be in your hand right now.
6 days ago   The Sacramento Bee
What does it mean to be a Chief Resilience Officer for one America's largest cities? Doggerel spoke to Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilient Officer for San Francisco, to find out what it takes to make a truly resilient city.
Sep 29, 2015   Doggerel
Next City provides a case study in the urbanization of suburbs—in this case the result of a large influx of Chinese immigrants.
Sep 28, 2015   Next City
Ben Brown points out the potential political upside to the aging population.
Sep 28, 2015   PlaceShakers
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, exclusionary zoning and school district rules still promote the economic and racial segregation of public schools.
Sep 28, 2015   City Observatory