Social / Demographics

6 hours ago
Against all odds, both political parties agree on at least one thing: the merits of homeownership. But is buying a home really such a great investment, even for the well-off?
Market Urbanism
8 hours ago
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
LA.Streetsblog
9 hours ago
All is not well at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, after two prominent board members, including Ryan Gravel, who originally proposed the idea for the BeltLine, resigned this week.
SaportaReport
13 hours ago
A survey of renters' housing history in Milwaukee could completely change what we know about eviction in the United States.
FiveThirtyEight
2 days ago
Ben Brown unpacks the components of polarization. Recognizing some people are really pissed off for some really good reasons doesn’t seem to help us make better decisions, whether we’re talking about electing a president or planning a park.
PlaceShakers
3 days ago
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
Curbed
September 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2016, 9am PDT
As residents of Aspen, Colorado's limited supply of workforce housing begin to retire, they're staying put, creating a new affordable housing crunch for younger workers.
Marketplace
September 21, 2016, 9am PDT
Environmental advocacy is not enough. Environmental and social justice must play a role in California's legislative effort to battle climate change, opine two professors from UC Berkeley and USC in the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country, St. Louis had the largest percentage increase in foreign-born immigrants between 2014 and 2015.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
September 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
A new survey has found that every day more than 800 tech buses are traveling on the region's roadways, carrying around 34,000 passengers daily
San Francisco Business Times
September 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
The American Community Survey released new data on the who and where of migration.
Medium
September 19, 2016, 11am PDT
A new book by Courtney Martin called "The New Better Off" examines the shift in values among younger generations.
CityLab
September 19, 2016, 6am PDT
The light rail extension opened May 20 and is already 70 percent toward meeting its 2030 ridership projection. According to a survey conducted in June by Metro, more than two-thirds of riders were new to the Expo Line.
KPCC
September 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
Finally, some very, very good news: The U.S. Census released data that shows broad, big gains in household incomes.
Vox
September 12, 2016, 9am PDT
A comprehensive study on Latino population growth in the U.S. has been released by Pew Research Center based on a study of 2007-2014 census data. Two factors are responsible for the slowing growth: reduced fertility and immigration rates.
Pew Research Center
September 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public to help explain the 35,092 traffic deaths last year, an increase of 2,348 people from 2014. It has issued a 'call to action' to help interpret the data.
Fast Lane (DOT blog)
September 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Faced with a national housing crisis, it's time for cities to stop letting social mores dictate who can live where.
Slate
September 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A median-income family in the L.A. metro area spends 73 percent of their income on housing and transportation alone. L.A. Metro explains why and how they're taking huge steps to get affordable housing on land they own—where it will do the most good.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 7, 2016, 6am PDT
A year of political obsession with walls along national borders has Chuck Wolfe contemplating city gates of the past and present. Using the foil of proposed border walls, he examines the historic role of city gates, modern gateways, and more.
The Huffington Post