Social / Demographics

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.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
The question remains whether San Antonio can back up the population of young people moving to the city with desirable multi-family housing.
Jun 17, 2015   San Antonio Business Journal
Homeownership peaked at 67.3% in 2006. The Urban Institute forecasts its decline to the year 2030. Emily Badger of The Washington Post Wonkblog writes on the report released this month that evaluates homeownership rates among different demographics.
Jun 17, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Opposition, followed by legal action to the California High-Speed Rail project began in Northern California, spread to the Central Valley, and now has hit southern California, particularly in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County.
Jun 17, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Do we ever reach a point as a community wherein our problems are behind us? Sorry, but no. If anything, it gets more complicated.
Jun 15, 2015   PlaceShakers
Now that voters have decisively rejected a sales tax measure that would have also hiked the gas tax, House representatives have proposed eliminating the state's Earned Income Tax Credit that benefits the working poor to help pay for roads.
Jun 15, 2015   Record-Eagle
A new Harvard Business School report lays the economic and equity case for fracking—through direct and indirect job creation, America's middle class is reaping substantial wage gains and reduced energy costs. Renewables are also discussed.
Jun 12, 2015   NPR Morning Edition
The brain has a complex, ancient relationship with place. Mental maps are the manifestation of our brains' perception of place and wayfinding. These maps can have profound impacts on how residents appreciate, and improve, their neighborhoods.
Jun 11, 2015   Pacific Standard
New data from the 2015 Saint Index shows what projects provoke the most opposition in the United States when proposed "In your community."
Jun 10, 2015   The 2015 Saint Index
Urbanism media noted the growing privatization of recreation facilities, such as pools, as one of the lessons to be taken from a controversial encounter between police and black teenagers in McKinney, Texas over the weekend.
Jun 9, 2015   The Atlantic
Research from the Urban Institute identifies market and demographic trends that could mean a future housing market that will stand in stark contrast to the "subprime mania of the early 2000s."
Jun 9, 2015   The Wall Street Journal