Social / Demographics

May 25, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>With little progress having been made on Mayor Richard Daley's campaign pledge to end homelessness by 2012, some are wondering if the promise is just a pipe dream, or worse, a political stunt.</p>
Time Magazine
May 24, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Though not mentioned in this article, a Hope VI-funded revitalization of Atlanta's Carver Homes housing project led to the development of a school which is now being considered as a city-wide model.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 24, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>This academic journal article proposes a new index that that can be used to relate income segregation on the spatial arrangement of neighborhoods, and uses examples from Baltimore, Maryland.</p>
Journal Of Regional Science
May 24, 2007, 6am PDT
Helsingin Sanomat
May 21, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Birth rates have been steadily declining in many Asian countries -- a trend some are attributing partly to rapid industrialization and urbanization.</p>
International Herald Tribune
May 21, 2007, 7am PDT
If a correlation exists between birth rates and urbanization, does the post World War II baby boom owe its existence to urban sprawl?
Sriram Khé, PhD
May 21, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Following up on a series from three years ago, the Cleveland Plain Dealer finds that much hopeful talk on the benefits of regional cooperation have yet to translate into actual reform.</p>
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 20, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A program to redistribute farmland from wealthy landowners to the rural poor in Venezuela has shown success for the new farmers as well as violence on both sides of the struggle.</p>
International Herald Tribune
May 18, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Though the country has experienced an economic boom, the number of Indians living in slums has increased 100 percent in the last two decades.</p>
Times Online UK
May 18, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>With D.C. neighborhoods attracting new white upper-income residents and lower-income black families fleeing for the more affordable suburbs, the nation's capital is poised to lose its longtime status as a black-majority city.</p>
The Washington Post
May 17, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Bruce Katz of The Brookings Institution argues that the health and vitality of cities will determine which nations will prosper in this century -- which he has dubbed the 'Urban Age'.</p>
The Brookings Institution
May 16, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A new report is aimed at helping America's cities and counties prepare to meet the needs of an aging baby boomer population.</p>
USA Today
May 16, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Miami has been ranked as the number one city with rude drivers, according to a recent survey.</p>
The Ledger
Blog post
May 14, 2007, 4pm PDT

In the short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, Ursula LeGuin depicts a utopia that is made possible by the transference of all misery to a child who is kept in a cellar. Some in the community ignore the scapegoat’s existence, choosing the easy life of bliss that is offered to them. Those whose consciences do not allow them to live in willful ignorance often chose to leave Omelas and live complete, full lives that include awareness, and shouldering their own pain.

Lisa Feldstein
May 14, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>City officials in Oakland, California, are proposing the creation of a "tent city" to provide temporary shelter to the homeless. Advocates say the private tents will be preferred to the city's existing barracks-style shelters.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Free off-peak transportation on buses and trains in Connecticut has generated interest and support, but some seniors would prefer that greater funding be devoted to existing dial-a-ride services that are already in place across the state.</p>
The New York Times
May 13, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>With no restrictions on immigration, Spain is increasingly home to an immigrant-rich population. And while some feared the open policy would strain the country's public services, the economic benefit has far outweighed the cost in services.</p>
Der Spiegel
May 12, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Though swank new condo towers in certain hip metro markets are catering to young singles, empty nesters are ruining the party by purchasing units as well.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>New Orleans black population has been more negatively affected by Hurricane Katrina than the city's white population, according to a recent survey.</p>
May 10, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In the last five years, U.S. cities have taken a different approach to dealing with homelessness -- providing specialized services to the most vulnerable. The man heading this effort says that other cities like Vancouver should follow the U.S. lead.</p>
The Vancouver Sun