Social / Demographics

April 8, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has a plan to tackle its pothole problem that it says is equitable. But, some residents say it isn’t fair.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Cordon pricing applied to Manhattan's Central Business District, approved by the state legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 1, has the ability to be a game changer for other cities considering similar programs.
The New York Times
Feature
April 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Kin, a new partnership between the real estate company Tishman Speyer and the co-living company Common, bets that residents will accept smaller living spaces in exchange for a community borne out of in-house sharing-economy amenities.
Lev Kushner
April 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
A small town success story in Montana is indicative of a larger trend in the Western United States. Meanwhile, small towns in the rest of the country struggle.
The Washington Post
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
The Indianapolis Star
April 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The city is putting money into a risk mitigation fund, but activists want to see better protections for renters in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
CityLab
April 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Environmental reporting has been one of the major casualties as newspapers downsize, particularly in places where the in-depth coverage is most needed.
The New Yorker
April 1, 2019, 7am PDT
Everything we thought we knew about Millennials was wrong.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 29, 2019, 10am PDT
An audit describes a number of issues with the city’s program to identify and remove illegal encampments.
Oregon Live
March 29, 2019, 7am PDT
The use of level of service (LOS) to gauge the success of roadway networks has shaped and influenced cities in many negative ways.
Brookings / The Avenue
March 28, 2019, 8am PDT
A book by Loretta Lees and Martin Phillips, published in 2018, is reviewed and recommended to "graduates studying anthropology of cities, urbanism, geography, and new urban identities."
Electronic Green Journal
March 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Homeownership rates declined precipitously in the United States up until 2016. While that trend has reversed in more recent years, it's still hard to tell what the future of homeownership will be.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
March 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Many of the historic towns would disappear if flood buyout programs force residents to relocate.
Scalawag
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
March 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The project will bring money and visitors to Chicago’s South Side, but the community wants more assurances that the future of residents will be a priority.
Next City
March 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
Suburban neighborhoods are faring better than neighborhoods in cities when it comes to a range of economic status indicators.
CityLab
March 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new Jeep plant in Detroit is off to a rocky start.
Detroit Free Press
March 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Research shows racial disparities in exposure to air pollution as well as consumption of the goods and services that cause it.
NPR
March 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The city says the increased fees that many people are seeing reflect a more equitable billing system, but residents argue the charges are unfair.
Bridge