Social / Demographics

A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
3 days ago   Greater Greater Washington
In an news analysis for The New York Times Sunday Review, Alan Feuer sees the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon as another struggle between the Wise Use movement, which began is the 1980s, and the mainstream.
Jan 11, 2016   The New York Times
A new study finds that the number of units available to those with a disability is insufficient to meet the growing needs of an aging population.
Jan 11, 2016   CityLab
Has the renaissance of our urban cores petered out or will the movement of suburban refugees to denser metro neighborhoods continue? Let's see what demographics and economics tell us.
Jan 11, 2016   Medium
Peterborough is the winner of the 2015 World Smart City Award.
Jan 10, 2016   Cities of the Future
There is hidden economic diversity even in one of the most famous (and toniest) of zip codes.
Jan 10, 2016   Shelterforce/Rooflines
The motivations to walk or bike vary greatly by income levels, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington. The wealthy, as it turns out, are the outliers.
Jan 8, 2016   University of Washington
Several key factors, not the least of which was cheap gas, combined to make 2015 a record year for new passenger vehicle sales, smashing the 2009 record of 10.4 million sales and edging-out the prior record of 17.40 million sales in 2000.
Jan 7, 2016   The Washington Post
A new study reveals new understanding about how restrictive land use regulations in urban areas affect economic segregation across metropolitan areas.
Jan 5, 2016   CityLab
Land use and transportation planning decisions provide a framework on which other social policies have created particularly isolating and intractable poverty in the South.
Jan 5, 2016   The Washington Post
Traffic deaths dropped by 27 in 2015 to 230, a reduction of over 10 percent from 2014. Pedestrian deaths decreased only slightly. Bicyclists fared better: deaths dropped by 30 percent.
Jan 4, 2016   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region