Social / Demographics

February 4, 2019, 8am PST
Road pricing has its faults as a revenue measure, but it needs to be compared to ten elements of the current system of paying for transportation, including hidden subsidies, says Joe Cortright, an urban economist with Portland-based City Observatory.
City Observatory
February 4, 2019, 6am PST
The Census Bureau expects misinformation campaigns like those leading to the 2016 President Election to sway the results of the 2020 Census.
Nextgov
February 2, 2019, 5am PST
Regional governance and more bus lanes are needed to improve ridership, according to a new study.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2019, 2pm PST
As more people head to Idaho to escape cities they cannot afford, Boise is encouraging growth and also grappling with the consequences.
Curbed
February 1, 2019, 7am PST
Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.
City Beautiful
January 31, 2019, 11am PST
After discussing a staff report on road pricing at their Jan. 24 meeting, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority directors paused to weigh the equity implications of charging motorists to drive on roads.
Curbed Los Angeles
January 30, 2019, 10am PST
An interactive map shows the surprising density of the Garden State.
NJ.com
January 29, 2019, 9am PST
How people get to work, and the geographic distinctions between trends in those choices, reveals some of the country's more ominous traits, including the trend Richard Florida calls "the new urban crisis."
CityLab
January 28, 2019, 11am PST
A German rail commuter recorded each day’s travel by knitting a scarf.
The New York Times
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
January 26, 2019, 11am PST
A new report focuses on the consequences of gentrification in Vancouver's Chinatown neighborhood.
The Star Vancouver
January 25, 2019, 12pm PST
A regional, comprehensive, and controversial approach to tackling the housing affordability crisis in the nine-county Bay Area, including strategies to render renter protections and new housing production, has cleared three major hurdles.
KQED: California Report
January 22, 2019, 6am PST
Millennials are growing up, and it's time to start considering the generation that follows—dubbed Generation Z by the Pew Research Center.
Pew Research Center
Feature
January 22, 2019, 5am PST
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz
January 21, 2019, 9am PST
Los Angeles Metro CEO Phil Washington will recommend to his board next Thursday that they pursue a congestion pricing program to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit, and subsidize transit fares in Los Angeles in time for the 2028 Olympics.
Curbed Los Angeles
January 20, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Philadelphia provides a case study of the so-called "Latino Homeless Paradox." There are many more low-income and homeless Latinos than reflected in the numbers of those using supportive services in the city.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 20, 2019, 5am PST
New York City's ailing taxi industry is fighting what they call a "suicide surcharge," a new $2.50 fee they will be forced to charge riders below 95th Street in Manhattan. Eight drivers have already taken their lives as their business suffers.
The New York Times
January 18, 2019, 10am PST
Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.
Louisville Courier Journal
January 17, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study of transit use in Los Angeles finds safety concerns are keeping women off of public transit.
Streetsblog USA
January 17, 2019, 10am PST
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle