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New analysis of U.S. Census data dating back to 1880 reveals more about the breadth and depth of patterns of racial segregation.
3 days ago   Vox
The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?
Mar 18, 2015   The Guardian
A five-minute video funded by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation tells the story of black communities struggling to preserve their traditions in what's been called the whitest city in the United States.
Mar 17, 2015   Oregon Humanities
One of Detroit’s most defining modern characteristics—and most pressing dilemmas—is its huge amount of neglected and vacant land.
Mar 13, 2015   Mapping Detroit
The Atlanta Regional Commission is engaging Millennials in an ongoing planning effort that will determine the shape of the region through 2040.
Mar 13, 2015   Atlanta Regional Commission
In an interview, architect Renzo Piano says European suburbs are not desolate. He argues they shouldn't be treated as such in the quest for cohesive cities.
Mar 12, 2015   WNYC
Blog Post
A new scholarly paper from Santa Fe Institute (SFI) and University of Colorado, University of North Carolina, and University of New Mexico researchers argues that ancient and modern cities can be usefully analyzed from a comparative perspective. Blog Post
Mar 9, 2015   By Dean Saitta
There is increased call for inclusion and diversity in architecture. This London exhibition profiles five female architects and urban designers at the forefront of their profession.
Mar 9, 2015   The Guardian Cities
A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota identifies the consequences of Twin Cities affordable housing policy: deepening racial and economic segregation.
Mar 7, 2015   MinnPost
Be a citizen, not just a consumer.
Mar 5, 2015   PlaceShakers
The Brookings Institution has been using new media formats to illustrate the striking demographic changes sweeping the country.
Mar 3, 2015   Brookings