Population Growth

October 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the face of climate change and sea level rise, <em>Popular Science</em> offers four designs for urban lifestyles of the near future.
Popular Science
October 16, 2010, 1pm PDT
Freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce. Our cities will need to address these shortages with better design, according to author Steven Solomon.
Grist
September 29, 2010, 8am PDT
With more than 750,00 people expected to add on to the city's population over the next 30 years, officials and locals in Austin are trying to map out how the city should grow and change to handle the influx.
Austin American-Statesman
September 22, 2010, 8am PDT
Freshwater resources are running out and being overused -- a global crisis that can be seen in the declining flows of the Colorado River.
Smithsonian Magazine
September 18, 2010, 1pm PDT
Aaron M. Renn says that Iowa has weathered the recession well, and migration patterns have boosted cities and agribusiness.
New Geography
September 1, 2010, 6am PDT
Singapore, one of the world's most livable cities, is facing a population boom that some say will give the city a crowded and unpleasant future. Recent weather-related destruction highlight some of its growing pains.
Yahoo
August 27, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>Wired</em> presents a slideshow of photography exploring the booming Chinese city of Chongqing -- the fastest growing urban center in the world.
Wired
August 17, 2010, 12pm PDT
Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 13, 2010, 6am PDT
Despite a growing population and limited amounts of rainfall, the city of El Paso, Texas, has been able to effectively manage its water supplies -- and reduce use.
Grist
August 2, 2010, 10am PDT
A population research group reports on two simultaneously occurring population trends in the world affecting developed and less developed nations: Working age adults have dropped precipitously, while poorer nations grow too fast.
The New York Times - World
July 25, 2010, 5am PDT
"Officials argue that the main problem with Cairo is not that it is too big, but that three-quarters of its inhabitants are concentrated in a 20km radius from the center," reports Heba Saleh
Financial Times
July 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Aaron M. Renn dissects the "Venus-Mars" split between the high quality and high quantity model and argues that "an hourglass America is not one most of us want to live in for the long term."
New Geography
May 5, 2010, 7am PDT
The U.S. is expected to grow by more than 100 million people over the next 40 years, and much of that growth will occur in urban areas. Joel Kotkin says that this growth will highlight the inefficiencies of centralized power.
Governing
April 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Changing demographics and transit demands in the Phoenix area are causing transit planners to rethink where the region's light rail system should expand.
The Arizona Republic
April 13, 2010, 9am PDT
The United States population is on the rise, but the number of households within the U.S. is falling. Many link the drop to the downturn in the economy.
RIS Media
April 13, 2010, 7am PDT
As urban growth continues, the role of public transit systems will escalate. Though some cities already have the infrastructure in place to adapt to this expected growth, many cities are starting to worry about what they'll do when the people come.
Wired
March 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
Where will Americans live? Everywhere. The third article in a three-part series based on Joel Kotkin's new book, "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," looks at where Americans will live and how our communities will grow to accommodate them.
AOL News
March 2, 2010, 8am PST
With population estimates adding an additional 1.2 million people to the San Diego region in the next 40 years, planners say the region will need nearly 400,000 additional housing units to meet the demand.
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 27, 2010, 11am PST
<em>The New York Times</em> reviews a new book by Joel Kotkin about the role of immigration and minority populations in America.
The New York Times
February 23, 2010, 6am PST
The American Enterprise Institute looks closely at how migration patterns have changed state-by-state through the last couple of years of recession.
The American Enterprise Institute