Social / Demographics

3 days ago
"You could be forgiven for reading the art as a message to less-than-opulent New Yorkers: You’ve lost your place," writes Michael Friedman.
CityLab
5 days ago
As California debates the future of rent control in its municipalities, a group of Stanford economists have conducted research that connects San Francisco's existing policy with higher housing costs.
The Mercury News
6 days ago
As many wonder whether the nation's multi-decade crime decline will continue, research suggests that community groups and local nonprofits have played a larger role in that story than they're given credit for.
The New York Times
November 10, 2017, 8am PST
The new group will challenge the unequal distribution of mobility resources to low-income communities of color.
Chi.Streetsblog
November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
Governing
November 6, 2017, 2pm PST
The federal government appears to be reneging on yet another promise to Native American tribes.
The Oregonian
November 6, 2017, 7am PST
The Secretary of Urban Housing and Development wants to make renters "independent," but at least two experts say that's a terrible idea.
Urban Institute
November 6, 2017, 6am PST
A piece from the Congress for the New Urbanism discusses the 2017 National Walking Summit. The proceedings included the release of the nation's first walkability report card.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
November 4, 2017, 5am PDT
Six of the eight victims of the deadliest act of terrorism in New York since 9/11 were riding Citi Bikes. The same day, a bus driver was charged in the death of the bikeshare's first fatality. Two more Citi Bike-related deaths occurred this year.
Planetizen
November 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
In a appeal by no means limited to the Dallas metro region, Mike Koprowski condemns the city's entrenched segregation and calls for a stronger response.
Dallas News
November 1, 2017, 9am PDT
The Inland Empire's housing boom and economic growth are attracting plenty of new residents—especially millennials.
The Planning Report
Blog post
October 31, 2017, 10am PDT
The scariest thing about Halloween is that it illustrates just how un-neighborly many communities are and how averse to pedestrianism they are on the other 364 days of the year.
Josh Stephens
October 30, 2017, 8am PDT
The creator of "The Wire" talks to CityLab about "The Deuce," New York City in the 1970s, and how strategies for one town won't always work for another.
CityLab
October 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
Planning scholar Bill Fulton, longtime resident of L.A. and relatively recent transplant to Houston, sizes up the urban implications of a World Series played between two very similar cities.
California Planning & Development Report
October 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Oregon's recently approved gas tax legislation also calls for tolling of I-405 and I-5 in the Portland metro area, with the application of value or congestion pricing so peak period tolls would be higher, which have raised equity concerns.
City Observatory
October 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
National City, California pioneered a model for implementing environmental justice considerations into planning processes—state law compels states to follow National City's leadership.
Next City
October 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Neighborhoods with mostly minority populations in Washington, D.C. suffer from a lack of quality grocery stores. A large group of neighborhood activists are trying to do something about it.
Greater Greater Washington
October 17, 2017, 9am PDT
While mayors of shrinking cities do all they can to buoy a discouraging metric, others ask whether population growth is all it's cracked up to be.
Governing
October 17, 2017, 6am PDT
The usual narrative of gentrification and displacement often assumes a static population. According to this study, urban renters move around very frequently, and most (but not all) of their moves are voluntary.
City Observatory
October 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) has been operating almost continuously at full schedule, collecting no fares since the epic wildfires began in Sonoma County on Oct. 8. Two stations in the fire-zone are shut down due to lack of access.
Marin Independent Journal