Social / Demographics

A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
Yesterday   Greater Greater Washington
Faces are appearing in Brooklyn, plastered along the slats of front stoops as part of a participatory public art project by famous French street artist JR.
May 17, 2011   The Street Spot
Bike lanes have become one of the most controversial topics in all of New York City. For cycling to take hold, the city needs to make sure all groups have equal access to cycling, say a team of Hunter College grad students.
May 17, 2011   Streetsblog
Race and ethnic groups have seen major shifts from the 1990s to today, according to this report from the Brookings Institution.
May 16, 2011   Brookings Institution
Rural areas in Germany are seeing major declines in population. Some worry that these declining villages and towns are being left by the wayside as the nation heads towards urban centers.
May 15, 2011   Der Spiegel
The recovery of New Orleans is happening in many small ways. One of them is the work of community groups to rebuild and re-inhabit damaged homes.
May 15, 2011   NRDC Switchboard
Family makeup is changing in New York City, where unmarried partners are on the rise and households with children are on the decline.
May 15, 2011   The New York Times
A number of articles have recently been written criticizing New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan for dramatically changing the city's mobility. This column from <em>Metropolis</em> says that criticism is misdirected.
May 14, 2011   Metropolis
The Brookings Institution recently analyzed the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S. to see how easy it is to use transit. <em>Time</em> presents the best and worst from the list, which includes some surprises.
May 13, 2011   Time
Community groups in Philadelphia are trying to remake blighted vacant properties into community gardens and neighborhood amenities.
May 13, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
A new study looking at neighborhood satisfaction finds that people living in the suburbs are less satisfied than urban dwellers.
May 13, 2011   Men's Health