The recession is taking its toll on the nation's population growth rate. A lagging birth rate and a precipitous drop in immigration, particularly those entering the country illegally, resulted in a 0.7% growth rate. Immigration is at a 20-year low.
Dec 23, 2011 The New York Times
As the world population reaches 7 billion some U.S. builders are working on smaller, compact homes.
Nov 1, 2011 NPR Morning Edition
Since 2002, California has added 8.3% more drivers while reducing its gasoline consumption by 3.5%. And while taking the lead, they are not alone in this trend. Credit high fuel prices, economic stress and improved car technology for the reduction.
Oct 3, 2011 Los Angeles Times - Business
The UN released new demographic projections Thursday that forecast India's urban population will more than double in the next thirty years. UN Under Secretary General Joan Clos said there is an urgent need to discuss urban issues in response.
Sep 29, 2011 India Current Affairs
John B. Calhoun wrote in the 70s about studies he'd conducted that looked at how mice would react when "overcrowded". Since his utopias often turned ugly, he (and many others) extrapolated the results to humans, giving density a bad name.
Aug 29, 2011 CABINET
Officials in Detroit have unveiled plans to taper off public services in certain parts of town unlikely to see their populations rebound and to focus on areas likely to recover.
Jul 31, 2011 The Detroit News
As Singapore's population booms, officials are working through plans to help the city absorb its people but also provide them with adequate green space.
Jul 31, 2011 The New York Times
Officials in Moscow are pushing a plan to double the footprint of the city in order to ease congestion and overcrowding. Some worry sprawling development patters will follow.
Jul 27, 2011 Guardian
A new report from the <em>Brookings Institution</em> tracks where populations are aging in America, and which parts are experiencing booms in young populations.
Jul 1, 2011 Brookings Institute
The Latin American population is on the rise in many parts of the country. Oregon is seeing its own shifts in population, and this piece takes a look at whats driving the changes.
Jun 2, 2011 Oregon Public Broadcasting