One of the sad contradictions of the revival of core urban areas has been the clash between waves of investment and affluence with large populations of homelessness. Many cities are still coming to terms with the issue, much less solving it.
3 days ago The Wall Street Journal
The only major candidate, Democrat or Republican, to call for an end to the contentious ethanol mandate won the Republican caucus, clearly beating Donald Trump. That could doom what many even in Iowa, among even some farmers, call a boondoggle.
3 days ago The New York Times - Politics
Geographer Duncan Smith mapped the predicted trajectory of worldwide urban growth from 1950 through 2030. Concentric circles of different shades show where and when growth was (or will be) the most dramatic.
Dec 24, 2015 CityLab
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
Next City provides a case study in the urbanization of suburbs—in this case the result of a large influx of Chinese immigrants.
Sep 28, 2015 Next City
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay. Exclusive
Sep 21, 2015 By
If housing prices were tracked like the stock market, urban cores would be soaring to new highs.
Aug 27, 2015 City Commentary
An unflinching op-ed begs a rethinking of narratives that cheer the "Triumph of the City." In the contemporary city, the argument goes, only the rich are better off from urbanization.
Jul 31, 2015 Citymetric
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
Jul 27, 2015 The City Fix
Suburban office parks are achieving the status of ghost towns in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jul 22, 2015 The Washington Post