Social / Demographics

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
November 28, 2016, 12pm PST
Fundamentally, we are at a critical turning point in terms of how we think about data and how we use data for governments and cities as well as businesses and other institutions.
Cities of the Future
November 28, 2016, 5am PST
Apartment List has published research showing the top destination cities for those 19 to 35 years of age based on ten years of census data from 2005-2010. Among the top 10 destinations, only three were on East and West coasts.
Apartment List
November 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new book examines the potential for coexistence between indigenous people and the post-development ethos of 21st century planning practice. Canada and Australia provide the case studies, but surely U.S. planners should also heed these lessons.
The Guardian
November 18, 2016, 7am PST
As mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj has introduced alternatives modes of transport to the city’s traffic-clogged streets and made the public a full partner in the process.
Cities of the Future
November 16, 2016, 5am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) recently launched a new campaign to combat sexual harassment and assault—especially toward some of the most marginalized members of the community.
Greater Greater Washington
November 15, 2016, 6am PST
The Kinder Institute reveals a "stunning trend" of poverty spreading around Houston.
The Houston Chronicle
November 14, 2016, 8am PST
A new atlas explores the multiple causes of gentrification through bold graphics and data visualizations.
Creative Review
November 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Online mapping platforms are continuing to find new and improved ways to represent the inequities of American society.
CityLab
November 8, 2016, 2pm PST
The Brookings Institution has provided a data-driven examination of the subject of poverty in the United States, to provide the kind of policy nuance and detail missing from the 2016 presidential campaign.
Brookings Institution
November 8, 2016, 8am PST
The number of homeless women living in Los Angeles County has increased 55 percent since 2013. Women account for one in three homeless people in the county.
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2016, 11am PST
Climate change is the new reality, and building owners and developers that want to remain in business need to adapt. So says a recent Urban Land Institute (ULI) report that calls last year's Paris agreement "a potential game changer."
Doggerel
November 7, 2016, 6am PST
Today's suburbs have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Younger, more diverse, and more liberal, they are "trending more Democratic." The PBS News Hour explores this critical demographic shift five days before Election Day.
PBS NewsHour
Blog post
November 7, 2016, 5am PST
In Joel Kotkin's new book The Human City, he argues that suburbanization promotes higher birthrates. But this policy doesn't seem to have worked so far.
Michael Lewyn
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
The Planning Report
November 3, 2016, 7am PDT
What Happens When A Beverly Hills Developer Decides A Ballot Initiative Is Easier than the Planning Process?
The Planning Report