The recent reversal of America's historic trends in city growth, driving rates, and home sizes have urbanists wondering about their long-term prospects as the economy recovers. Recent data indicates one of those trends didn't have staying power.
Jun 4, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
While the percentage of American's living outside of urban areas has been declining for some time, overall rural population loss has occurred for the first time since the Census began keeping track, reports the USDA's Economic Research Service.
May 16, 2013 USDA ERS
Miami probably isn't the first city you think of when it comes to the efficiency of its road infrastructure. New York, yes. San Francisco or Boston, maybe. But Miami? Chris Dickersin-Prokopp explains the surprising results culled from census data.
Apr 16, 2013 Greater Greater Washington
Kaid Benfield takes a moment to reflect on the changing nature of the American household and how it will shape our cities in the coming years.
Nov 22, 2012 Switchboard
For planners searching for hard to find historic census data in a GIS-ready format, the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) may be the one-stop shop you've been looking for.
Oct 11, 2012 APA
With many of America's largest metros experiencing robust growth, Michael Sauter, Alexander Hess and Elisabeth Uible of <em>24/7 Wall St.</em> have compiled a list of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Jul 24, 2012 NBC News
Whenever we weed through the records of our personal past -- diaries, letters, drawings, school assignments from our youth -- we face difficult decisions over what to keep and what to discard. Opinion
Jul 12, 2012 By
Last week's census figures were widely used to point to a swelling of urban populations. Chris Briem says that the jury's still out.
Jul 3, 2012 Nullspace
Carol Morello and Patricia Sullivan explore the recent population spike in Washington, D.C., part of a nationwide trend toward "an urban renaissance."
Jun 30, 2012 Washington Post
Remember that trend toward smaller houses widely predicted and reported, well Lew Sichelman sees the inverse in figures recently reported at the annual convention of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Orlando.
Feb 24, 2012 Urban Land