Social / Demographics

Melissa Bruntlett pens a thoughtful essay on the importance of female involvement in urbanism issues and activities.
5 hours ago   modacity
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A deeper look at the traffic data on Planetizen reveals trends from the planning and urban design conversation of 2014. Exclusive
Dec 31, 2014  By James Brasuell
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When I was arguing with someone about sprawl in declining "legacy cities," I ran into the following argument (loosely paraphrased): "The reason places like Detroit are declining isn't because of sprawl but because of municipal corruption and mismanagement. Blog Post
Dec 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The city may grow by 200,000 in the next two years, surpassing Philadelphia and Phoenix, if city leaders agree to annex five surrounding unincorporated areas. The Wall Street Journal considers the effect of annexation on meeting inner city needs.
Dec 23, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A feature series by the San Francisco Chronicle explores the challenges of gentrification at what some might consider ground zero of gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area—the Mission.
Dec 22, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
Next City is running a special feature that provides a timeline of events of significance to society's concept of gentrification.
Dec 22, 2014   Next City
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In Santiago, Chile, a group of people used plastic cups, shipping pallets, and paint to transform a lifeless parking lot into a vibrant public space while construction of an underground metro line limited surface-level access f Blog Post
Dec 20, 2014   By Mike Lydon
Researchers in the Behavioral Science Institute at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands produced evidence that movies like Fast and the Furious influence the driving of young people.
Dec 19, 2014   Pacific Standard
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Dec 18, 2014  By James Brasuell
Parisian clean air politics turn out to be something of a class issue, even for a socialist mayor. The plans are seen as penalizing low income Parisians while benefiting elitist city dwellers who dislike traffic, overshadowing public health benefits.
Dec 16, 2014   The New York Times
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The Economist magazine recently ran a series of articles trying to defend suburbia, along the same lines that were common in the 1990s; rather than trying to deny the harmful social and environmental impacts of suburban sprawl, the artic Blog Post
Dec 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn