Urban Fold

Surveys

San Francisco and the Bay Area, known for their exorbitant housing prices and not unrelated, strong NIMBY attitudes, could be softening their opposition toward increasing density in their neighborhoods.
Jul 6, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
With the recently released America in 2015 report, the Urban Land Institute undertakes a broad survey to discover what Americans are looking for in their communities.
May 12, 2015   Next City
A survey finds that increasing numbers of Americans did not participate in any physical activities in the last year. At least one feature of the build environment—access to school gyms—is blamed.
Apr 24, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
A Five Thirty Eight article reveals the data on the ubiquity, and relative lack thereof in certain populations, of the ability to ride a bike.
Apr 21, 2015   Five Thirty Eight
If there's a solid take-away from the California Field Poll, it is not to ask residents how they feel about raising gas taxes, or any one option for that matter. Rather, offer a menu of funding alternatives and the results become more meaningful.
Feb 28, 2015   Sacramento Bee
A study finds that most drivers disregard for the rights of pedestrians to cross the road. Visual cues, however, provided by street design, greatly increase the likelihood that drivers will yield.
Sep 8, 2014   Chicago Tribune
The results of a survey commissioned by Sasaki Associates reveal key insights into what makes cities great for those who love them, as well as where planners and urban designers should focus their efforts in improving the urban experience.
Jul 29, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
People love statistics. They let us understanding the world beyond our own senses. USA Today publishes a daily Snapshot which presents a graph of random statistics. Sports talk and business analysis Blog Post
May 11, 2012   By Todd Litman
A new survey found that 64% of Americans think that the relationship between local officials and developers makes the approval process unfair.
Oct 17, 2011   The Saint Index
A new poll of California residents finds that perceived quality of life in the state has dropped.
Mar 21, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
A new survey shows that the majority of Americans place high value on transportation projects, but even more of them say they're not willing to pay any more for it than they already do.
Feb 17, 2011   The Washington Post