Joe Cortright criticizes reports linking high median new home sizes to a renewed demand for McMansions. The market for single-family homes, he argues, locks out buyers of modest means. Only the well-off are buying.
Aug 21, 2015 City Observatory City Commentary
Central districts have been surging back since the 1980s. But in most cities, the upper third of earners still favor outlying areas and are underrepresented closer to downtown.
Jul 30, 2015 City Observatory City Commentary
I once tried to seduce a girl by telling her that if she went out with me, she’d have a lot of laughs. As evidence, I demonstrated that I was a funny guy. I made her laugh. Nonetheless, she didn’t go out with me. Blog Post
Feb 3, 2014 By
A quick look at some of Brooklyn's demographic data illustrates a dramatic divide between the Borough's most wealthy and most poor - economic segregation at its extreme in America.
Aug 25, 2012 New York Daily News
As new research data on cities pours in daily, interesting patterns emerge regarding income, green space and urban growth. Like people in their genetic make-up, are cities fundamentally all the same?
Jun 28, 2012 The Economist
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
Ben Hecht contemplates the currency of the digital age and how it will transform the cities we live in.
Mar 14, 2012 Living Cities
The New York City Department of Transportation's yearly statistical smorgasbord adds a new tool: neighborhood travel profiles showing how people arrived in eight neighborhoods. In many of them, the number of drivers was in the single digits.
May 3, 2011 Streetsblog
When it comes to economics, statistics, demographics, development, and our daily actions, city lines don't count for much - neighborhoods and regions are where things happen, says Kaid Benfield.
Nov 2, 2010 Sustainable Cities Collective
The Census is going to be wrong, according to this column from <em>The Washington Post</em>. Statistical adjustments help get undercounts closer to reality, but many opponents prevent their use.
May 5, 2010 The Washington Post