Social / Demographics

Housing supply is offering up something that looks very different than what today's households want to buy.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
Gentrification has famously, and controversially, changed the face of many neighborhoods. Less well known is the process that geographer Markus Moos calls "youthification," in which neighborhoods don't become richer so much as they become younger.
Feb 17, 2015   CityLab
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
Feb 16, 2015   NPR
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Feb 14, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
Blog Post
In part one of this two-part blog post I asserted that an uncounted number of projects are being carried out globally under the banner of Tactical Urbanism. Blog Post
Feb 13, 2015   By Mike Lydon
Cities vie for all sorts of distinctions: greenest; friendliest; wealthiest; most innovative. Portland, Maine, is just tickled to bits about topping the "Top-10 Coziest Cities in America." Added bonus: it beat out its regional arch-rival Boston.
Feb 13, 2015   Boston.com
A report by New York University’s Furman Center found that renters made up the majority of households in nine of the 11 largest cities in the U.S. in 2013, up from five in 2006. The demand is straining the supply of rental housing.
Feb 10, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Planners have good reason to be thoughtful on the occasion of Black History Month. One blogger offers reflections and insight that should inspire thoughtfulness the rest of the year, too.
Feb 8, 2015   Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
A column in The Week argues that notwithstanding Tuesday's horrific crash of a Metro-North train that killed five passengers, rail is a much safer mode than driving. However, rail deaths are increasing.
Feb 8, 2015   The Week
Movoto has produced a pair of rankings: "The 10 Nerdiest Cities in America" and "The 10 Nerdiest Small Cities in America." According to the lists, there must be something in the water in Georgia.
Feb 6, 2015   Movoto Blog
Amid the constant battle between Seattle and Portland, Seattle-based writer Eric Scigliano responds to an Oregonian article praising Seattle's transit system. Praise is all right, writes Scigliano, but the Oregonian missed a few lowlights.
Feb 5, 2015   Crosscut