To better understand a city's size, look not to its resident population total but to its daytime population. 'Commuter-adjusted populations' have implications for everything from emergency evacuation procedures to transportation infrastructure.
May 31, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
A simple graphic posted to Reddit recently shows that more than half of the world's total population resides within a circle drawn over Asia. For Matthew Yglesias, it "underscores the fundamental truth of 21st-century economics."
May 8, 2013 Slate
Ever since the divisive, internecine battles almost a decade ago, Sierra Club has steered clear of taking decisive postions on immigration - until April 24 when their board unanimously endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Apr 28, 2013 Daily Grist
...38 million people are already here, explains USC Professor Dowell Myers in response to the question, "Is California's growth slow-down a problem?" Myers new research is on the implications of the state's baby bust.
Feb 8, 2013 KQED News Fix
In London last week, a good-natured debate took place between Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and New York City deputy mayors Howard Wolfson and Robert K. Steel for ultimate mega-city bragging rights.
Feb 19, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
In an analysis of newly released census data, Wendell Cox outlines recent population trends in the fastest-growing country in the G-8.
Feb 15, 2012 newgeography
As the world population reaches 7 billion some U.S. builders are working on smaller, compact homes.
Nov 1, 2011 NPR Morning Edition
Detroit has become our most notorious story of urban collapse. But reporter Matthew Power suggests that we consider the city's official motto: "It shall rise from the ashes."
Jun 6, 2011 OnEarth Magazine
The "population center" is a statistical construct that designates the midpoint where the Northern and Southern California populations are equally balanced on either side. For the first time in a century, that midpoint has moved northward.
Apr 19, 2011 The Contra Costa Times
This post crunches the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau to track population growth in America's largest metropolitan areas between 2000 and 2010.
Mar 21, 2011 Urbanophile