Social / Demographics

Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
13 hours ago   The Huffington Post
I have to admit, listening to Peter Lovenheim talk about his book "In the Neighborhood, The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time", spiked my planner's radar. In his novel, the journalist, quite intentionally, well, the title is self-explanatory isn't it? Opinion
Jun 3, 2010   By Melissa Hege
Haitians displaced from their home by the devastating earthquake in January have set up camp along a highway median.
Jun 3, 2010   NPR
Can health care costs be factored into transportation investments? Should they? The American Public Health Association says an emphatic 'yes' to both. Results are reported in a 12-page report that includes cost savings from walkable urban design.
Jun 2, 2010   Grist
Essayist and photographer Aisha Sloan revisits the Los Angeles neighborhood of her childhood to examine Modernist architecture and its correlation to segregation.
Jun 1, 2010   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
Frustration and anger are rampant in Port-au-Prince, where recovery from the earthquake that thrashed the city in January has been slow and, by some local accounts, corrupt.
Jun 1, 2010   The New York Times
Development in rural America has long been a confounding problem. Increasing outmigration highlights the importance of finding new methods for economic development beyond agriculture.
May 31, 2010   The Daily Yonder
Emigration is up and the birth rate is dropping in Germany, where people are starting to worry about what a shrinking and aging population will mean for the country's future.
May 31, 2010   Der Spiegel
As part of his series about walking across Los Angeles, writer Ryan Bradley delves into the complicated and controversial relationship between race and transit in the city.
May 31, 2010   Good
Suburban areas are becoming hotbeds for rising poverty. Though migration has a role, much of the transition from middle class to welfare has been caused by the housing crisis and recession.
May 31, 2010   Governing
Millions of American homeowners are underwater facing the loss of their home, causing devastating effects on the national and local economy. But when a homeowner decides to walk away from his or her home, is that a sign of crisis or a shrewd move?
May 29, 2010   McClatchy Newspapers via Fresno Bee