Social / Demographics

As a small army of urbanists and pundits have pointed out, the recent violence in Ferguson and Baltimore reminds us that we haven't moved very far toward eliminating the social conditions that produce race-based civic unrest. Blog Post
12 hours ago   By Dean Saitta
Protesters in Wisconsin are trying to reverse governor-elect Scott Walker's opposition to stimulus-funding for high speed rail projects -- $810 million that the government would have paid the state.
Dec 16, 2010   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
<em>TheStreet</em> and <em>Bundle</em> have ranked the best and worst commutes in 90 American cities, based on costs and time.
Dec 15, 2010   Bundle
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new immigrants have been heading to small towns and suburban areas rather than big cities over the past decade.
Dec 15, 2010   The New York Times
Urbanism tends to be an interest of a small group: the young, the male, and the pale, according to Kristen E. Jeffers who wants to see more groups and more people of color engaged.
Dec 15, 2010   Grist
According to data from the most recent Census, segregation along racial lines has hit an 100-year low in seventy-five percent of U.S. metropolitan areas. Southern and Western cities have showed the most noticeable integration trends.
Dec 15, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
The village of Newtok, Alaska is subsiding into a nearby river as the permafrost beneath it melts. Villagers want to preserve their heritage, but face moving from their homeland.
Dec 13, 2010   Orion
Susan Straight's new novel draws on her experiences of growing downtown LA and its surroundings to create an image of a neighborhood 'reeking of cheap liquor and hurt.'
Dec 12, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Countless publications have released listings of the "Top Cities" in a wide range of topics. They definitely get attention, but do they make a difference?
Dec 12, 2010   Next American City
Victor David Hanson uses a broad historical perspective to examine the causes of the rise and fall of former world cities. He argues that the computer driven, global age will accelerate the process of growth and decline.
Dec 11, 2010   City Journal
Recently, the new Journal of the American Planning Association editor Randall Crane circulated a message to US planning academics in which he asked for new submissions: Blog Post
Dec 10, 2010   By Bruce Stiftel