Social / Demographics

15 hours ago
Transit ridership is dropping, but a closer look at causes points to the role bike share could play in making transit a better option.
Curbed
Yesterday
The role of business improvement districts in criminalizing homelessness reflects a tension between private interests and public space, Rob Waters writes.
Next City
2 days ago
The Safe & the City app uses data to help women find the safest routes in cities.
TechCrunch
3 days ago
"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.
San Francisco Examiner
4 days ago
A new analysis of inequality looks at where people go and how they spend their time.
CityLab
5 days ago
The opening of a new trauma center at the University of Chicago Hospital means many South Siders are closer to care, but there’s still a wide disparity between the distance white and black Chicagoans must travel for emergency care.
Chicago Tribune
6 days ago
Two generations ago, most children walked to school. But the numbers have dropped significantly.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
6 days ago
State and county officials gathered on Friday to celebrate the start of a $514 million project to convert carpool lanes to express lanes and connect auxiliary lanes to make for a lane addition. The 32-mile project on Highway 101 opens in 2022.
San Mateo Daily Journal
March 9, 2019, 1pm PST
It turns out that the United States isn't rapidly becoming a nation of renters after all.
The Washington Post
March 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The video game has inspired many people to pursue careers in planning. But, the newest version is also trying to better align the simulations with what planners face in the real world.
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2019, 2pm PST
The now-famous children's lawsuit, featured on 60 Minutes last Sunday, was not filed against President Trump—he just inherited it from his predecessor. Both administrations have tried to have the case dismissed.
CBS News: 60 Minutes
March 6, 2019, 12pm PST
The legal history of the United States is full of laws designed to exclude and segregate the racialized other. This reading list recommends scholarship that sheds light on that history.
Places Journal
March 6, 2019, 11am PST
A new service in St. Paul and Minneapolis will assist riders at both ends of their rides.
Pioneer Press
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
March 4, 2019, 10am PST
Urban economist Joe Cortright examines the connection between gas prices and driving in the U.S. over the last two decades. Prices matter: increased gas prices results in decreased driving, providing the prices persist for the long-term.
CityLab
March 4, 2019, 6am PST
Among the factors that stand out in the "Spotlight on Highway Safety" report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association is increased "death by SUV," which kill at a higher rate than cars. Distraction, however, is hard to prove.
USA Today
March 3, 2019, 9am PST
In 1970, half of the city's census tracts were middle-income. Now, only 16 percent of them remain so. Polarization between the well-off and the poor essentially splits the city in two.
WBEZ 91.5
February 28, 2019, 1pm PST
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
CityLab
February 28, 2019, 6am PST
New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica penned a Sunday op-ed for the Daily News on the benefits of congestion pricing. On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo broke the news on WNYC that he and Mayor de Blasio agreed on tolling the central business district.
New York Daily News
February 26, 2019, 9am PST
The ORCA Opportunity program will provide free bus passes to some of the city’s low-income residents.
Curbed Seattle