Population Growth

August 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
St. Petersburg Times
July 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Cities on the rise are growing faster and cities on the decline are shrinking slower, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Wall Street Journal
July 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a list of the fastest-growing cities, in terms of population growth. Those on the list are hoping their growth will pull them through the recession.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.
Nate Berg
June 10, 2009, 5am PDT
A new 350,000-person eco-city is being planned in China, this time with cooperation from Singapore. Planners are hopeful that it can serve as a sustainable model for development in countries with high population growth.
June 9, 2009, 10am PDT
A roundtable discussion on the projected growth in the Bay Area of California, and the planning tools being unveiled that will help mitigate the projected increase of an additional 2 million inhabitants to the region by 2035.
May 15, 2009, 7am PDT
Minorities are on the rise in the U.S., but the rates of growth for Hispanics and Asians are slowing down, according to recent Census figures.
The New York Times
May 11, 2009, 10am PDT
In 2006, Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Today, that booming metropolis is crumbling and can't maintain its infrastructure. A new documentary from Current.tv takes a look at Sin City today.
May 7, 2009, 7am PDT
California's population growth slowed to 1.1% according to the state Dept. of Finance, down from 1.3% last year. Current population is 38.3 million. The LA Times looks at southern CA growth while the SF Chronicle reports on Bay Area growth.
Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
Population estimates mean that the Portland region will need about 300,000 additional homes by 2030. Where they should all go is up for debate.
The Oregonian
March 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the World Water Forum convenes in Istanbul, two new reports warn that water shortages will elevate to a global crisis within the next two decades, creating a problem even bigger than the current economic crisis.
The Independent
February 28, 2009, 9am PST
A boomtown in the desert that was expected to grow in population to more than 350,000 by 2020 is going bust, and putting things in perspective as the economy dives and foreclosures spread.
The Wall Street Journal
February 24, 2009, 10am PST
Population growth estimates foresee the equivalent of an additional 15 Seattles concentrating in the Pacific Northwest over the next one hundred years. How the region handles this growth is up for debate, but with a distinct sense of urgency.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 12, 2009, 5am PST
Population growth, and its impact on land use, should not be overlooked, argues environmental writer John Feeney, who's set up a conference of scientists to examine the issue. This article looks at how population growth is affecting Oregon.
The Oregonian
February 6, 2009, 9am PST
As long as temperatures, population, and industrialization continue rising, the earth's water supply is in big trouble, as mapped here by German researchers.
BBC News
January 21, 2009, 6am PST
Growth rates in Waco, Texas, have planners concerned that the region won't be able to afford the necessary roads and services the new sprawl will require.
Waco Tribune-Herald
December 28, 2008, 11am PST
The U.S. Census Bureau released its report for the year ending July 1, 2008. It showed that the effect of the recession was to reduce domestic migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and Sunbelt. Utah was the fastest growing state.
The Wall Street Journal
December 23, 2008, 11am PST
A new global map released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre reveals that 95% of the world's population lives on 10% of the land.
Science Daily
October 13, 2008, 7am PDT
A small suburban Houston town has been planning ahead for growth that's expected to bring its population from just over 700 to nearly 40,000 in the next 15 years.
The Houston Chronicle
September 29, 2008, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis-St. Paul region is spreading further south, according to a recent study, which shows that projected growth will require more than 50,000 new homes and millions of square feet of retail and office space.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune