Social / Demographics

The Brookings Institution has been using new media formats to illustrate the striking demographic changes sweeping the country.
14 hours ago   Brookings
Cyclists who disobey traffic laws are the No. 1 police complaint among residents of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Could the built environment be the real culprit?
Sep 20, 2010   New Urban Network
Emily Peck counts down the top ten most global cities now that more than half the world's population is urbanized. The 21st century will be dominated by the city, writes Parag Khanna. “The age of nations is over. The new urban age has begun.”
Sep 19, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
For some time researchers have noticed more instances of non-affective psychosis in urban populations than in rural groups. Now the American Medical Association has found "certain elements of city living raise the risk of developing schizophrenia."
Sep 19, 2010   The Atlantic
Kio Stark, professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program explains lucidly how strangers and cities are "inherently intertwined."
Sep 18, 2010   The Atlantic
At a seminar on "Re-working Suburbia" in San Leandro, California, urban designers and planners strategized for ways to upgrade Bay Area suburbs to attract millennials.
Sep 17, 2010   New Urban Network
A Virginia man who rallied to have a traffic-calming speed bump installed on his street became the source of so much local controversy that a neighbor recently shot and killed him.
Sep 17, 2010   The Washington Post
This commentary from church architect Randy Bright argues that New Urbanists unfairly attack church sprawl, and that the cost of developing denser communities is the freedom of the people.
Sep 17, 2010   The Tulsa Beacon
The population of India's slums is expected to rise close to 100 million in 2011.
Sep 16, 2010   Tiny Green Bubble
<em>Grist</em>'s food editor visits Detroit, where the lack of grocery stores has inspired a number of innovative, locally-grown food projects.
Sep 16, 2010   Grist
A local activist in Seattle has started his own small-scale ad hoc bike sharing system with a handful of free bikes scattered throughout his neighborhood.
Sep 16, 2010   The Stranger