Social / Demographics

A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
11 hours ago   Greater Greater Washington
One of the earliest researchers at Skype makes a compelling case for one of the potential applications of artificial intelligence: helping humans decide where and how to migrate.
Nov 23, 2015   Medium
With water shortages in São Paulo making headlines around the world, Brazil is rethinking its approach to water infrastructure. Arup's Pablo Lazo gives his perspective on the various entities that are acting for change.
Nov 23, 2015   Doggerel
This blog is part of the World Resources Report (WRR) series. The WRR looks at cities as drivers of economic and social opportunity, and simultaneously as areas with concentrations of poverty, environmental degradation, and inequality.
Nov 23, 2015   TheCityFix
Newly elected Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has unveiled a new plan to end homelessness in Alaska's largest city, Anchorage. It focuses on providing permanent housing over the next three years for 300 adults who are living on the street and in camps.
Nov 22, 2015   Alaska Public Media
In overhauling the appearance and ambience of a popular mall, the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Minneapolis City Council have promoted strategies beyond heavy-handed policing, including philanthropy, social services, and community engagement.
Nov 21, 2015   Shelterforce/Rooflines
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
Nov 20, 2015   The Seattle Times
Six years ago, the 620-square-mile city had not one bike lane and forty McDonald's franchises.
Nov 19, 2015   Huffington Post
At the halfway point in the ten-year Census window, the Census Bureau undertakes research into how to improve its data collection for questions of race and ethnicity.
Nov 18, 2015   U.S. Census Bureau
Governing magazine digs into the data about which cities American families are more likely to call home.
Nov 18, 2015   Governing
Brooklyn-based artist Ekene Ijeoma newest piece shows what parts of New York City are affordable to different people across the spectrum of salaries in the form of crystalline islands called "wage islands."
Nov 17, 2015   Doggerel