Social / Demographics

December 21, 2016, 10am PST
Fewer babies are being born in the nation's most populous state, now estimated at 39.4 million residents, according to new data by the California Department of Finance. The state grew by .75 percent, adding 295,000 people in the year ending July 1.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2016, 7am PST
A call for the country to focus its infrastructure investments to the most vulnerable and neglected populations—and watch the benefits compound.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
December 16, 2016, 8am PST
Already, the Ghost Ship tragedy is being used as a justification for code enforcement crackdowns that will likely further gentrification. But how can we combat gentrification and displacement and improve safety at the same time?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 16, 2016, 5am PST
Washington, D.C. might prohibit landlords from asking tenants for criminal histories, at least at first pass.
Next City
December 15, 2016, 2pm PST
Ginger White Brunetti, deputy director of Denver Arts & Venues, discusses cultural policy in the Colorado capital.
Soft City
December 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Resilience is commonly understood as the capacity to endure shocks and stresses. But for Lisa Dickson, Arup’s resilience leader for the Americas, this definition is too limiting. Jeff Byles talks with her about five key lessons on resilience.
Doggerel
December 12, 2016, 6am PST
New data released by the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle mile traveled increased three percent for the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Driving has increased continuously since April 2014.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 11, 2016, 5am PST
Both during the campaign and his victory speech, President-elect Trump referenced the troubled conditions of 'inner cities.' A Tufts professor offers advice for the new administration if it really wants to help.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
December 9, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
December 7, 2016, 12pm PST
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
The New York Times
December 7, 2016, 10am PST
In what could be a first, but potential not a last, the power of the California Environmental Quality Act was invoked in San Francisco with regard to concerns about gentrification.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 7, 2016, 9am PST
Rutland, Vermont is scheduled to become home to 100 Syrian refugees, a prospect that has awoken passionate responses from the town's residents.
The Nation
December 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
Seattle Transit Blog
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report
Blog post
December 4, 2016, 1pm PST
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
Blog post
December 1, 2016, 7am PST
Dowell Myers reflects on an article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research in light of the recent presidential election.
JPER
November 29, 2016, 1pm PST
For the founders of young art center Wave Pool, Cincinnati offers opportunities unmatched by the coastal cultural meccas.
Soft City
November 29, 2016, 6am PST
In the election's wake, Richard Florida compiles some telling statistics on the nation's threatened middle class. It's on the decline, yes, but it's also becoming more segregated into certain cities, often in the Sunbelt and Rust Belt.
CityLab