Social / Demographics

August 5, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A recent poll shows the majority of Americans think the use of surveillance cameras in public spaces are a good idea.</p>
Angus Reid Global Monitor
August 4, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>While American drivers are burning record amounts of gas to feed their motoring habits, a weird thing is happening in the freeway state – Californians continue to consume less gasoline. Sustained high gas prices may play a role by changing behavior.</p>
The Oakland Tribune
August 3, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>In Marin County and other wealthy, liberal enclaves, many residents are vocally supportive of affordable housing and other causes -- unless its in their neighborhood.</p>
Mother Jones
August 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>As roads become more congested, one congestion mitigation proposal would encourage state workers to telecommute.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
August 1, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Opponents to gentrification often have a romanticized view of neighborhoods that prevents them from seeing how development is beneficial to everyone in a community -- rich and poor.</p>
American Thinker
July 31, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Whether is a proposal for congestion pricing in 2007 or the advent of parking meters in the 1930s, Americans have a way of being hostile towards plans that interfere with their 'constitutional right' to free driving and parking.</p>
July 31, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>In Kalamazoo, Michigan, citizens of all ages are engaging each other to create and maintain safe and active neighborhoods.</p>
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 31, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>William Fulton observes that while high-income households are flocking to the inner-city and gobbling up pricey condos, poor families are having to double and triple up just to afford a home in the suburbs.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>An Atlanta city councilwoman is trying to launch an affordable-housing program based on leveraging homes abandoned due to the mortgage-lending crisis.</p>
Atlanta Business Chronicle
July 29, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In southwest China, one municipality is trying to usher in a new modern age by encouraging rural residents to move into urban areas. The flood may create one of the most populous cities in the world, but many rural migrants are hesitant to move.</p>
The Economist
July 28, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Demographic trends are shifting all over the world, leading scientists to believe that the global population may soon peak and decline. Demographers argue that how countries and regions handle the decline will be critical in the long-term.</p>
The Economist
July 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Feeling undercut by Census 2006 population figures, county officials in Ohio are gathering support amongst the 49 municipalities concerned to issue a formal challenge to the Census Bureau.</p>
The Enquirer
July 27, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The once "model city" that promised good jobs and inexpensive housing now offers clog roads, poor schools and rising crime.</p>
The Economist
July 25, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>AARP's annual list of great places to retire focuses on urban areas with amenities that allow seniors to maintain independence -- mixed-use housing, transit, walkable streets.</p>
July 24, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>The online scholarly journal Theory &amp; Event has published a symposium of articles dealing with "urbicide" -- the intersections between "urban violence and violent urbanism."</p>
Theory & Event
July 24, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>There is no doubt about it: London's 5-year-old congestion charge has transformed life in London. More people are taking the bus and trains, more people are biking, and fewer crashes occur. But there can be major hardships when the charge isn't paid.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Want a buy a home for less than $100,000? Check out these communities profiled by Money Magazine.</p>
Money Magazine
July 21, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>With only three enclosed malls built since 2005, it seems safe to say we've seen the last of the shopping mall as we've known it.</p>
The Daily Green
July 20, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>While publishers of the recent list of America's Best Places to Live focused on small towns, it seems most places that made the list aren't so much towns but suburban outposts in the suburban sprawl of larger cities.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>For 2007, Money Magazine's annual survey focused on small towns with a sense of community. Topping the list? Middleton, Wisconsin -- population 17,400.</p>
Money Magazine