Social / Demographics

January 9, 2008, 10am PST
<p>This report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> examined census data for the largest 150 municipalities in the U.S. to determine if and how jobs follow rising populations of workers, and what cities can do to increase access to jobs and workers.</p>
The Brookings Institution
January 7, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Suburban and sprawling neighborhoods have been connected with disease and obesity in a new report.</p>
The Globe and Mail
January 6, 2008, 11am PST
<p>As the population continues to drop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, many in the city are looking to the arts as a way to revive and rebuild the community.</p>
The Next American City
January 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This article from <em>Progressive Planning</em> discusses the walls that run more than 700 kilometers in Palestine. But as author Gary Fields writes, this barrier is not about security, it's about control.</p>
Progressive Planning
January 5, 2008, 5am PST
<p>San Francisco is in flux - more than just the sky-line is changing. Middle-class families, blacks, even Latinos may be in flight while whites and Asians are on the rise, and the young and old rich fill the new high-rises.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters examines both state and Census Bureau growth figures for California, concluding that the significant difference is less important than what the huge growth means for the future of the nation's most populous state.</p>
The Sacramento Bee
January 3, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>In this interview from <em>Land&amp;People</em>, author Richard Louv discusses his research into the importance of interaction with nature in child development, and explains his concept of "nature-deficit disorder".</p>
January 3, 2008, 7am PST
<p>The increasing populations of the world's cities have a large impact on energy use and global warming. These populations should be a major focus of efforts to address climate change, according to this article from <em>CNN</em>.</p>
January 2, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Around the world, urban areas have new names -- micropolis, aerotropolis and city-region. But are they cities?</p>
The Financial Times
January 2, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Once thriving, America's indoor shopping malls are on the decline, and many predict their death may finally come within the next few years.</p>
The Economist
December 31, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Beginning tomorrow, smoking will be banned in all public restaurants, bars and cafes in Paris, a city where smoking is as much a part of the culture as an addiction.</p>
International Herald Tribune
December 31, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A new Canadian study shows that people in smaller, less affluent cities are happier than those in larger, rapidly-growing ones.</p>
The Globe & Mail
December 30, 2007, 11am PST
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the shortage of affordable housing in America.</p>
December 28, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Forbes has published its ranking of the America's 10 Most Lustful Cities. If you're looking for love, start in San Antonio or Cincinnati.</p>
December 28, 2007, 11am PST
<p>As women become a larger segment of the nation's urban population, more planners are recognizing the importance of addressing the concerns of women through urban design.</p>
USA Today
December 28, 2007, 9am PST
<p>More than 50,000 people were added to the population of Louisiana in 2007, where growth has been gradual since more than 250,000 fled after Hurricane Katrina. Nevada has regained its long-held title as the nation's fastest growing state.</p>
The Washington Post
December 26, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Far more residents left the Golden State than arrived from other states, but births and foreign in-migration kept the state growing to 37,771,431 residents, with 3/4 of total population increase resulting from births alone.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Cohousing could be the answer for seniors looking for a strong sense of community and support from neighbors as they age.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
December 25, 2007, 11am PST
<p>With auto accidents the leading cause of death for teenagers, there's yet another reason to build communities that don't make us dependent on our cars.</p>
Fort Worth Star Telegram
December 21, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Libraries for toys are popping up in developing countries all over the world, and especially in Africa, giving poor children a glimpse of a less troubled childhood. Many say the simple libraries are making big changes in the children's development.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor