Social / Demographics

January 3, 2017, 1pm PST
The growth of household formation is a good indicator for the continue recovery of the housing industry.
Housing Perspectives
December 27, 2016, 7am PST
It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!
The New York Times
December 27, 2016, 5am PST
New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.
Soft City
December 26, 2016, 9am PST
As excitement builds around Seattle's voter-approved transit expansion plan, the REDI Fund will preserve space for low and middle-income residents in new transit-oriented developments.
Next City
December 25, 2016, 7am PST
An examination of the commentary on place found in the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."
CityLab
December 22, 2016, 9am PST
The Renewal Project examines the work of the House Life Project in Indianapolis.
The Renewal Project
December 22, 2016, 6am PST
The highest share of young Americans living with their parents hit a record high of 40.9 percent in 1940. In 2016, the share falls just short of that figure, at 40 percent.
The Wall Street Journal
December 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Texas and Utah were the leaders in growth for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; Illinois lost more residents than any other state.
U.S. Census Bureau
December 21, 2016, 10am PST
Fewer babies are being born in the nation's most populous state, now estimated at 39.4 million residents, according to new data by the California Department of Finance. The state grew by .75 percent, adding 295,000 people in the year ending July 1.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2016, 7am PST
A call for the country to focus its infrastructure investments to the most vulnerable and neglected populations—and watch the benefits compound.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
December 16, 2016, 8am PST
Already, the Ghost Ship tragedy is being used as a justification for code enforcement crackdowns that will likely further gentrification. But how can we combat gentrification and displacement and improve safety at the same time?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 16, 2016, 5am PST
Washington, D.C. might prohibit landlords from asking tenants for criminal histories, at least at first pass.
Next City
December 15, 2016, 2pm PST
Ginger White Brunetti, deputy director of Denver Arts & Venues, discusses cultural policy in the Colorado capital.
Soft City
December 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Resilience is commonly understood as the capacity to endure shocks and stresses. But for Lisa Dickson, Arup’s resilience leader for the Americas, this definition is too limiting. Jeff Byles talks with her about five key lessons on resilience.
Doggerel
December 12, 2016, 6am PST
New data released by the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle mile traveled increased three percent for the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Driving has increased continuously since April 2014.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 11, 2016, 5am PST
Both during the campaign and his victory speech, President-elect Trump referenced the troubled conditions of 'inner cities.' A Tufts professor offers advice for the new administration if it really wants to help.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
December 9, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
December 7, 2016, 12pm PST
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
The New York Times
December 7, 2016, 10am PST
In what could be a first, but potential not a last, the power of the California Environmental Quality Act was invoked in San Francisco with regard to concerns about gentrification.
San Francisco Chronicle