Social / Demographics

3 days ago
The U.S. Census released its 2016 population data today. It feels a lot like a popularity contest.
U.S. Census Bureau
3 days ago
A college soccer coach's disproved theory that claims artificial truf causes cancer refuses to die.
The Boston Globe
5 days ago
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
5 days ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
6 days ago
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
May 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
With the help of grant funded infrastructure and community outreach programs, Philadelphia's Indego bikeshare system has shown impressive leadership in equitable bikeshare.
PlanPhilly
May 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Bucking Texas political stereotypes, Houston is standing by its immigrant community. One reason: the city is one of country's most racially diverse.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2017, 8am PDT
Middle class African Americans are leaving Chicago, and that leaves neighborhoods like the city's South Shore reeling.
Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown Los Angeles, styled DTLA by its new enthusiasts, has long been a site for street art and murals of dubious legality. Now, developers are paying artists to paint them.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
While California cap-and-trade survived a legal challenge last month, a haze still surrounds the program. Carbon permit sales are low, and the program's longevity is threatened after 2020. A new bill was introduced to transform the program.
Vox
May 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The "back to the city" narrative might make for good headlines, but an analysis of California's growth patterns tell a different story. Take San Diego County as an example.
Voice of San Diego
Blog post
May 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Reports of New York's gentrification are sometimes exaggerated.
Michael Lewyn
May 11, 2017, 9am PDT
Life expectancy may be rising in the nation as a whole, but in some areas it's going down. Regional gaps are widening.
The Washington Post
May 11, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from the Show-Me Institute provides a scathing critique of the demographic disparities apparent in how the city of St. Louis deploys tax increment financing.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
May 10, 2017, 10am PDT
John H. Thompson resigned on Tuesday from his position as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Thompson served as director of the Census Bureau since 2013.
The Washington Post
May 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The cities of Santa Monica, Culver CIty, West Hollywood, and Malibu are championing stormwater infrastructure, new public transit, affordable housing, and action on homelessness prevention.
The Planning Report
May 9, 2017, 9am PDT
According to this survey, many Houston residents increasingly prefer mixed-use areas over single-family suburbia. But there's only so much downtown available.
The Urban Edge
May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
The Mercury News
May 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Living near vegetation appears to be linked to a longer life and better mental health—for women, at least.
CNN
May 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Research from Brookings identifies metro areas with economies that are not only growing, but growing in an equitable way. The list is short, but may offer some insights.
Brookings