Social / Demographics

Be a citizen, not just a consumer.
17 hours ago   PlaceShakers
Conflicts inevitably arise during design discussions and policy talks. A team of architects has created a new way of understanding each side's concerns, mainly by diagramming them into distinct domes.
Oct 19, 2010   Urban Omnibus
A suburb of Tel Aviv is trying to revive itself by becoming an arts destination.
Oct 18, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce. Our cities will need to address these shortages with better design, according to author Steven Solomon.
Oct 16, 2010   Grist
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
Oct 16, 2010   The Next American City
Trails and walking paths are commonly built in suburban areas. But their mere presence doesn't automatically mean they'll be used, according to a new study.
Oct 15, 2010   Miller-McCune
The objectives of urban redevelopment and meeting the needs of underserved communities are not mutually exclusive goals, says Carlton Eley. Exclusive
Oct 14, 2010  By Carlton Eley
Two recent studies suggest urban areas and geographic regions have distinctive temperaments.
Oct 14, 2010   The Infrastructurist
A collaboration between five different neighborhood-focused federal efforts seeks to aid and inspire neighborhood revitalization.
Oct 13, 2010   Next American City
A group in Detroit has begun an effort to sell of one-inch parcels of land in the city for $1.
Oct 13, 2010   Boing Boing
A new community kitchen and pie-baking program in small town Alabama is trying to help a struggling and impoverished area rebound.
Oct 12, 2010   The New York Times