Social / Demographics

According to new analysis by Nate Silver, New York City might be more aptly described as the city that sleeps in.
6 hours ago   Five Thirty Eight
The conversation about San Francisco has been dominated recently by housing, so maybe you forgot that San Francisco has a tradition of leading on social causes. Josh Wilson recently created a list for navigating the city like a radical.
Mar 3, 2014   The Bold Italic
Turns out all those protests against the ubiquitous Google (and other tech) luxury buses that often crowd out S.F. Muni (public) buses have contributed to a show of good will to public transit in the form of a $6.8 million gift to fund youth passes.
Mar 1, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
The Oscars are this weekend, so its an appropriate time to turn to movie magic as a powerful force for how American’s perceive environments—from rural to urban and everything between.
Feb 28, 2014   Next City
Forbes recently released its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities. The list considers both population and economy.
Feb 27, 2014   Forbes
According to Census data, the city of Seattle's population is growing faster than its King County suburbs—for the first time since 1910.
Feb 26, 2014   Seattle Times
A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts tracks the demographics of Philadelphia between 1970 and 2010. Overall, middle class residents left the city during those decades, but there are reasons for optimism regarding the prosperity of the city.
Feb 26, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
In a recent editorial, Joe Andrade questions the assumptions underlying the Salt Lake City region's approach to population growth.
Feb 25, 2014   The Deseret News
Millennials are moving to cities around the country in era-defining numbers but so far, Generation X and Baby Boomers are mostly staying put. Is the millennial in-migration to cities a flash in the pan?
Feb 25, 2014   Rooflines
“While average life expectancy for many cities far outstrips the non-urban regions of their country, there are others such as Johannesburg where it comes in way below,” according to an interactive feature on the Guardian’s Data Blog.
Feb 25, 2014   The Guardian Date Blog
With the provocative title “A Dictator’s Guide to Urban Design,” a recent article in The Atlantic examines the revolutionary capacity of public squares like Ukraine’s Independence Square.
Feb 25, 2014   The Atlantic