Social / Demographics

A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
3 days ago   Greater Greater Washington
A map-making effort by The Washington Post's Wonkblog puts the Western United States' population, or lack thereof, in perspective.
Jan 29, 2016   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A new report issued by McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute provides new thinking about how to create "age-friendly cities."
Jan 28, 2016   Grist
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
Jan 27, 2016   Akron Beacon Journal
It's been said that children are the indicator species of urban health and great neighborhoods. By this measure, Oakland is in trouble.
Jan 27, 2016   Shelterforce/Rooflines
When charrettes and public design workshops reach their most inclusive and transparent forms, do they become social innovation labs? Hazel Borys thinks so.
Jan 27, 2016   PlaceShakers
Long abused by those who favor more urban settings, the suburbs of major metropolitan areas should receive more credit for their cultural capital, according to this article written for Zócalo Public Square.
Jan 26, 2016   Zocalo Public Square
Jed Kolko, former Chief Economist and VP of Analytics at Trulia, and Joe Cortright of City Observatory dug deep into a debate that gets at the heart of recent trends in how and where the United States works.
Jan 25, 2016   Jed Kolko
These days, Big Data is the topic at hand, but Arup's Vincent Lee says data analysis can only go so far. He uses his work on the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to illustrate why a "human element" is crucial to finding solutions.
Jan 22, 2016   Doggerel
Cartoonists have been satirizing the issue of gentrification for almost a century. Witness the evolution of gentrification political cartoons in an article by The Guardian.
Jan 22, 2016   The Guardian Cities
It's not only young adults who are delaying in getting drivers licenses, but a drop in licenses among all age groups according to a new analysis of license data from 1983-2014 by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Jan 21, 2016   The Fiscal Times