Social / Demographics

Yesterday
The New York Times published an interactive map that shows how important distance is in determining connections on social media.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The research is clear: For climate leadership, look no further than young people, people of color, and young people of color.
The Hill
2 days ago
On the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit, co-host Gov. Jerry Brown signed 16 bills onboard a new plug-in hybrid electric ferry in San Francisco Bay to spur sales of zero-emission vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
It's a familiar story: artists who flocked to an underused district for the low prices and plentiful space now find themselves inundated by new money, newcomers, and lots of craft beer.
Minneapolis Post
4 days ago
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
4 days ago
Since its passage 40 years ago, the controversial legislation has remained consistently popular with Californians.
CALmatters
5 days ago
Richard Florida talks with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about his new book and the places and organizations that help hold society together.
CityLab
6 days ago
Most cyclists would rather ride apart from vehicle traffic, but that preference is especially pronounced among women.
Streetsblog USA
September 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
New research draws on the popular review site Yelp to predict changes in housing prices and demographics.
CityLab
Blog post
September 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against road diets and other pro-walkability policies is that seniors need cars more than anyone else. Is this claim borne out by data?
Michael Lewyn
September 7, 2018, 10am PDT
A show about the impacts of gentrification in a working-class immigrant neighborhood in Los Angeles is generating controversy among those it represents.
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2018, 5am PDT
A new study concludes that not only is transit a safer way to travel, but communities oriented around transit are also safer. As a result, planning approaches that encourage transit also increase traffic safety.
Streetsblog USA
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
August 31, 2018, 8am PDT
Are housing and housing finance two separate problems? California Assemblymember David Chiu and others in housing discuss how available finance tools could be employed to expand the capital pool for affordable housing projects.
The Planning Report
August 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
If the rent is too damn high, it might still be a good investment.
CityLab
August 28, 2018, 8am PDT
Buying a home in California is increasingly a matter of generational wealth.
KPCC
August 28, 2018, 7am PDT
A research program at Auburn University in Alabama seeks to go national, but experience from the program’s evolution means a cautious move forward.
Dwell
August 26, 2018, 11am PDT
Forget the countryside. Urban walking helps people understand their cities while at the same time encouraging urban landscapes where people actually want to walk.
The Guardian
August 24, 2018, 11am PDT
Small jurisdictions in Pennsylvania are losing population and revenue, and some of them are ready to call it a day.
Governing
August 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.
NextCity