The "Using Behavioral Economics to Create Playable Cities" report suggests that so much time spent in front of screens, and the continued need to counter the obesity epidemic, requires new thinking about play for children living in cities.
Oct 30, 2014 Next City
The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report titled Bicyclist Safety showing a surge in bike fatalities since 2010. The report provoked widespread media coverage and, also, strongly critical reactions.
Oct 29, 2014 Streetsblog USA
A new report sheds light on the income gap in the use of bikeshare systems around the world.
Oct 27, 2014 CityLab
A study from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis finds evidence that large, dense metropolitan areas have experienced the most complete recovery following the Great Recession.
Oct 22, 2014 CityLab
When the Washington Post used a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to conjure up a headline about the South being the "worst place to live," one southerner critiqued the article's methodology.
Oct 14, 2014 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The findings of a new report from United Van Lines along with Michael Stoll, an economist at University of California Los Angeles, show surprising trends from this summer's prime moving months, especially in the Pacific Northwest.
Sep 15, 2014 The Seattle Times
A new study examines gentrification (measured by relative income) at the neighborhoods, revealing the unique case of Cincinnati, which increased wealth faster during the recession than it did during the preceding boom.
Sep 8, 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier
A new report finds that residents of Arizona are driving less—much, much less. Arizonans drive less that they did in the 1990s, in fact. Despite these trends, the state government has not adjusted its traffic forecasting models.
Jul 25, 2014 Streetsblog USA
Jonathan Walters shares news of a new study out of Johns Hopkins University finding a connection between affordable housing and the intellectual ability of children. Spend more, or less, than 30 percent on housing, and intellectual ability suffers.
Jul 17, 2014 Governing
A new report authored by Chris Leinberger and Patrick Lynch, called "Foot Traffic Ahead," ranks walkable urban places (or "WalkUPs") around the country.
Jun 18, 2014 Smart Growth America