Social / Demographics

According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Yesterday   Brookings
There seems to be a lot of rhetoric pitting suburbs and cities against each other in some sort of ideological war. But, as this piece from <em>Grist</em> asks, is that war even real?
Oct 22, 2010   Grist
The latest issue of <em>Nature</em> looks at the implications of an increasingly urban world on the field of science, and the field's impact on cities.
Oct 21, 2010   Nature
Getting kids to walk to school has been a nationwide campaign for years. But some places say it's just not safe. Some urban forms -- like that of Laguna Beach, California -- prove it.
Oct 20, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
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