Social / Demographics

October 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A budget shortfall for Census 2020 has already claimed one victim: the timely delivery of the five-year Economic Census.
Politico
October 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.
Quartz
October 13, 2017, 11am PDT
As the former president seeks to distinguish the Obama Presidential Center from for-profit development, many locals still want to see a binding community benefits agreement.
CityLab
October 13, 2017, 9am PDT
A Harvard study suggests that since 2000, the number of Americans living in racially integrated neighborhoods has risen. But this may be a temporary effect of gentrification, and integration remains an exception to the rule.
Housing Perspectives
October 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
The ongoing project aims to show how LGBT history is embedded throughout the city.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Any way you slice it: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
Urban Institute
October 11, 2017, 5am PDT
It turns out that locals don't like self-interested, unilateral decisions that erase the place names of the past.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 10, 2017, 6am PDT
A list to probably take with a grain of salt…artisanal salt served by a man with a perfectly waxed handlebar mustache.
Market Insider
October 9, 2017, 9am PDT
A new plan in San Francisco aims to reduce the city's chronically homeless population 50 percent by December 2022. Other goals include ending family homelessness and eliminating large, long-term tent encampments.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 8, 2017, 11am PDT
NPR has identified a cultural phenomenon in rural America: craft beer is economic development—and a draw for young people.
NPR via KPCC
October 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The NAACP does not believe the Trump Administration intends to make an honest count of the country's minority populations when it comes time to perform the 2020 Census.
The Washington Post
October 6, 2017, 10am PDT
A new map reveals the scale of the food desert challenge in Cleveland and environs.
The Plain Dealer
October 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A study of British cities find people living in dense urban cores are less likely to struggle with obesity and more likely to exercise—signs of higher quality of life—than their counterparts in suburban environments.
Reuters via The Guardian
October 5, 2017, 10am PDT
The proposed widening of I-94 in Milwaukee is a $1.1 billion chunk of a $6.4 billion road widening program in the region. The NAACP sued the project as a matter of environmental justice.
Wisconsin Gazette
September 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
The California Legislature took steps to address the state's housing crisis this year, but housing activists might look to the Governor's High Speed Rail project to provide a link to affordable housing in the Central Valley.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A comic strip succeeds in presenting the complex history of redlining and housing discrimination.
The Nib
Blog post
September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
Michael Lewyn
September 27, 2017, 10am PDT
Hurricane Maria left the flooded island of 3.4 million American citizens without power, communications, and running water, which may take months before they are restored. An exodus to Florida, which had begun before Maria hit, will likely accelerate.
The Washington Post
September 22, 2017, 6am PDT
Here's a change: Displacement in the nation's fastest growing urban neighborhood has largely been limited to businesses. The new highrises have given Queens something it never had: a skyline.
New York Magazine
September 19, 2017, 6am PDT
While the country overall made progress, larger cities are making stronger gains against poverty.
Brookings