Social / Demographics

The Toronto Star picks up on the Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, finding the trend of urbanization in Canada to reflect the trend in the United States.
38 min ago   The Toronto Star
Recent data by Zillow suggests that we might all soon be living like the Golden Girls (original author's joke).
Nov 5, 2014   The Billfold
A few minutes of the film "Street" by James Nares shows only a few seconds of life in New York City—but such poetry is found there.
Oct 31, 2014   James Nares
A new study by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity showed that U.S. GDP would expand by $2.1 trillion if racial minorities had equal access to opportunities within the job market.
Oct 30, 2014   National Journal
PlaceMakers asks Kaid to give us his idea of where we are in the effort to integrate smart growth strategies in the broadest sense into community planning and design.
Oct 29, 2014   PlaceShakers
The high desert city of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County has an innovative plan to reduce its homeless population: Close its Metrolink station, the last stop on the Antelope Valley line, that serves 400 commuters daily.
Oct 28, 2014   The California Report
Over the years, I have developed a reputation among my more progressive friends (for the record, I consider myself a left leaning moderate Democrat) of being rather pro-development (they view that as a bad thing). In fairness to them, I am relatively pro-development in most cases. Opinion
Oct 28, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
In a poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, Americans were found to prefer allocating transportation funding towards transit expansion rather than road widening.
Oct 26, 2014   Streetsblog USA
The skills and location data of over 175 million LinkedIn members were mined to produce a map displaying the industries most common in major cities throughout the United States and Europe.
Oct 24, 2014   LinkedIn Blog
A Detroit reborn sounds great, but what if the residents of “blighted” areas don’t want to leave? Many feel they have no choice in a process that has been compared to racial relocation. Meanwhile, activists scramble to give residents options.
Oct 24, 2014   The Atlantic
A new study from Virginia Tech reclassifies what defines multi-modal commuters.
Oct 24, 2014   CityLab