Social / Demographics

2 days ago
A 33-year GIS professional lets loose his geospatial and population analysis skills on the occasion of a lifetime: today's "Great American Eclipse."
Great American Eclipse
4 days ago
Forty years ago, the Bronx was burning. But now gentrification is well underway, and one big developer is encountering pushback. Holding a "Bronx is burning" promo event probably didn't help.
NPR Cities Project
5 days ago
The Night Mayor, a position first created in Amsterdam, has been taken up by cities around the world, first in Europe and now in more and more American cities.
Governing
6 days ago
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
August 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
Essential reading from Alissa Walker.
Curbed
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
Al Jazeera
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 9am PDT
This post offers a critique of claims that there is an ideal, "Goldilocks density."
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 6am PDT
This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.
Dean Saitta
August 12, 2017, 5am PDT
New Jersey's largest city is celebrating a downtown revival, but city leaders want to ensure that Newark avoids the displacement that often accompanies revitalization.
The New York Times
August 11, 2017, 6am PDT
New research published in Applied Geography is a first step toward planning for the resilience of vulnerable populations as the heat rises in urban areas.
Scientific American
August 10, 2017, 8am PDT
By any measure, Seattle is growing at a breakneck pace. But with those new residents come cars, and all the infrastructure and land use inefficiencies they bring.
The Seattle Times
August 7, 2017, 11am PDT
Coastal cities are taking a no-tolerance approach to RVs on their streets, even as they otherwise strive to mitigate and prevent homelessness.
Pacific Standard
August 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
By 2040, Detroit will be bigger, more urban, older, and whiter predicts a report from the New Urban Institute that looks at trends, challenges, and assets of the Michigan city.
CityLab
August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
Urbanism Next
August 3, 2017, 8am PDT
Author Scott Allard debunks lingering myths about how people experience poverty in cities. Poverty's suburbanization, he argues, has more to do with the loss of jobs than migration from "inner cities."
CityLab
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
The Globe and Mail
August 2, 2017, 5am PDT
A Chicagoan working at a downtown library noticed her black coworkers all tended to head home to the South Side after work while her white coworkers went north. She asked Chicago's Public Radio station (WBEZ) if the city was becoming more segregated.
CNN
July 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Penny is an artificial intelligence program that detects affluence from space. It also lets users experiment with how different visual forms affect its perception of an area's wealth.
CityLab
July 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
The decline of Detroit can't be completely explained by the decline of the U.S. auto industry, according to an editorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of a five-day period of rioting and protest that resonates to this day.
Forbes
July 27, 2017, 6am PDT
Art and culture tend to be integral to helping disenfranchised communities self-identify, develop their identities, and organize around place-based issues. But its presence can also be used be used by real estate interests to market neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines