Social / Demographics

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>
AARP
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
July 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The idea of aging in community honors the elder stage of life as one with gifts and challenges. It encourages creation of caring neighborhoods and networks that provide for affordable, quality housing to support future needs and new opportunities.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 20, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>While South Beach today conjures images of upscale urban beach lifestyle and glorious art deco architecture, it has not always been that way.</p>
The Miami Herald
July 20, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Everyone assumes that California's population will continue to grow for decades to come. But even with current projections for growth, history tells us that this fact isn't inevitable.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
July 20, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>New Statistics Canada data suggests that a large number of seniors are going to be retiring in suburbia, which is poorly suited to meeting their needs.</p>
The Globe & Mail
July 19, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Public housing residents in crime-ridden urban areas are migrating to outlying communities in hopes of securing better housing and living in a safer neighborhood.</p>
USA Today
July 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A soon-to-be released medical study reveals fewer than half of children who live within a mile of their school walk or bike there, and the percentage is dropping. While safety is a factor, cultural values and number of cars in household play a role.</p>
AP via MSNBC
July 18, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Forbes compiles a list of the top 100 fastest-growing suburbs -- predominantly in the Sun Belt and the West.</p>
Forbes
July 18, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>After an 18 month process and 27,000 opinions, Louisiana has a plan. Now the hard part begins.</p>
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