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Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
3 days ago   FiveThirtyEight
New data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the country's population grew by only 2.3 million residents last year. Growth was strongest in the South and West, but North Dakota and D.C. saw the biggest percentage gains.
Dec 31, 2013   The New York Times
The Communist Party announced on Nov. 15 two huge changes to two long-term policies that exerted enormous control over its citizens. More couples will be allowed to have additional children and "reeducation through labor camps" will be abolished.
Nov 22, 2013   The New York Times - Asia Pacific
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