Growth

Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 22, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
With its recent bankruptcy filing, Detroit has a plethora of challenges ahead of it. But the city is well positioned for growth, argue Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, which will be as important for the city's renewal as fixing its fiscal problems.
Jul 22, 2013   Brookings
While cities are growing, it's comparatively easy to keep a healthy balance sheet. But for cities like Charlotte, managing the transition from a growth economy to economic sustainability is a treacherous one. Aaron Renn delivers a cautionary tale.
Jul 19, 2013   Governing
As Wellington 'Duke' Reiter notes, for the past several decades Phoenix has shown it expertise in horizontal growth. But, as development heats up again after the Great Recession, he says the city's growth must be managed to increase density.
Jun 17, 2013   azcentral.com
A new report documents the tremendous growth of Toronto's core, as it outpaces the surrounding suburbs. Downtown's growth is welcome news, but it won't come without substantial challenges.
Jan 25, 2013   The Toronto Star
Young creative people are moving to Detroit, launching new businesses and civic ventures that are creating a new identity for a city plagued by associations with decline.
Jul 7, 2011   The New York 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
A huge mall in China -- the largest in the world -- has just a 1% occupancy rate.
Mar 10, 2011   Gadling
A recent report shows that fast growing cities had lower incomes and bigger income drops during the recession. Mary Newsom digests the report and delves into what it means for cities looking forward.
Jan 30, 2011   Citiwire
Blog Post
Dec 23, 2010   By Todd Litman
Writing for <em>Forbes</em>, Joel Kotkin looks at the fastest-growing cities in the world, and shows how powerhouse cities like New York and Mumbai are being challenged by lesser known places.
Oct 8, 2010   Forbes