Social / Demographics

10 hours ago
The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the U.S. EPA to adopt more stringent emissions standards for locomotives in order to improve air quality at rail yards, many of which are located adjacent to disadvantaged communities.
RailwayAge
Blog post
2 days ago
The growth of urban Jewish populations is more evidence that educated Americans are less hostile to city life today than they were in the late 20th century.
Michael Lewyn
4 days ago
Opponents of development often cast themselves as opponents of developers, whom they see as greedy and exploitative. But demonization does no good when developers—profit and all—are a crucial part of city-building.
California Planning & Development Report
4 days ago
The number of telecommuters has increased dramatically since 2000.
Quartz
4 days ago
In addition to determining the most popular destinations for 18 to 35-year-olds, Mayflower (the moving company) found that 41 percent of this age group have no intention of staying at their selected cities permanently.
Mayflower
April 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Seeing "No Matter Where You're From" signs in liberal-leaning towns makes me both smile and cringe. Why? Because I know the tolerant message belies the real feelings many have towards neighbors, not from other countries, but "other" neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 12, 2017, 9am PDT
A new documentary film about L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold turns out to be an excellent film for urban planners through the culinary mapping of Los Angeles. L.A. County parks planner, Clement Lau, reviews the movie.
UrbDeZine
April 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
With suburban sprawl a long-standing issue in Texas, one San Antonio-based architecture firm is aiming to strengthen and revitalize its city's downtown core.
Doggerel
April 10, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council studied the social and economic impacts of segregation in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tonight
April 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
In Seattle, City Hall wants to open the neighborhood planning process to new demographics. The changes have rattled traditional neighborhood councils.
Next City
April 5, 2017, 5am PDT
New data from the U.S. Census and Empire Center shows that for the first time in a decade, the Empire State lost population. Furthermore, last year only two upstate counties had more residents arrive from other states than leave.
New York Post
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Progressive churches are attracting "younger, trendier demographics" to U.K. city centers.
The Guardian
April 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The report recommends making displacement prevention a more central component of land-use policy.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report
March 29, 2017, 10am PDT
Transgender apartment hunters regularly encounter "discrimination with a smile," according to a new study.
The Boston Globe
March 29, 2017, 5am PDT
The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and this week the Census Bureau crossed a major item of its to-do list in preparation for the next census by presenting its list proposed questions to Congress.
U.S. Census Bureau
March 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of New Albany approved a plan to keep where opioid abuse clinics can locate.
News and Tribune
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
Governing
March 28, 2017, 8am PDT
As new construction favors single occupants and childless professionals, the capital's housing stock is increasingly boxing out families.
Greater Greater Washington