Social / Demographics

50 min ago
Poverty and inequality are bad things, but what happens when they coincide? A new study points to a startling increase in the number of U.S. counties suffering from both problems.
CityLab
Blog post
18 hours ago
Walkable cities with strong downtowns are closing the economic gap with suburbia, while sprawling cities—even those with high population growth—are not doing as well.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
Yesterday
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
Yesterday
Paris's most tourist-friendly neighborhoods are getting less dense: falling fertility rates, rising costs, and home sharing are all suspected as possible culprits.
Quartz
Yesterday
Access to healthcare and city or suburban lifestyles seem to be tied to a longer life.
Vox
Yesterday
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
The history of the Chicago Cultural Center, "the nation's first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue," offers insight into the shifting relationships between culture, politics, and money in the third-largest city in the United States.
Soft City
January 12, 2017, 8am PST
Nick Ian Emenhiser compares percent of city populations in their downtowns.
Green City Blue Lake
January 11, 2017, 11am PST
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
January 7, 2017, 5am PST
The Sun Belt continues to grow while the rest of the country's population growth continues to slow.
Brookings Institute
January 6, 2017, 8am PST
Changing demographics and preferences in eldercare have millions planning to age in place, this will have big implications for our communities and our policy makers.
CityLab
January 4, 2017, 2pm PST
Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.
The Guardian
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 3, 2017, 1pm PST
The growth of household formation is a good indicator for the continue recovery of the housing industry.
Housing Perspectives
December 27, 2016, 7am PST
It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!
The New York Times
December 27, 2016, 5am PST
New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.
Soft City
December 26, 2016, 9am PST
As excitement builds around Seattle's voter-approved transit expansion plan, the REDI Fund will preserve space for low and middle-income residents in new transit-oriented developments.
Next City
December 25, 2016, 7am PST
An examination of the commentary on place found in the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."
CityLab
December 22, 2016, 9am PST
The Renewal Project examines the work of the House Life Project in Indianapolis.
The Renewal Project
December 22, 2016, 6am PST
The highest share of young Americans living with their parents hit a record high of 40.9 percent in 1940. In 2016, the share falls just short of that figure, at 40 percent.
The Wall Street Journal