U.S. Census Bureau

Debunking the Myth of the Declining White Population

Media claimed that Census data showed a sharp decline in America's white population, but the widely publicized figure reflects a misunderstanding of new data collection techniques.

November 17, 2021 - The Atlantic

Pedestrian Safety

Data-Driven Analytics at the Heart of Vision Zero Goals

Data is the key to crafting Vision Zero plans with community buy-in.

November 9, 2021 - Next City

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Robust Data and Community Trust Crucial to Achieving Equitable Transit

Experts say a deep understanding of communities and access to rich local data are necessary for improving transit service for all segments of society.

October 15, 2021 - Government Technology

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How Data and Tech Can Support Transit Planning

Agencies can use data resources to improve their decision-making and provide more responsive service.

August 23, 2021 - Government Technology

Mapping Coronavirus Infections

How Mapping Tools Played a Role in Understanding COVID-19

A new episode of the Geospatial Revolution Project assesses how scientists used digital mapping tools to think about the pandemic.

July 27, 2021 - The Map Room


A Big New Crop of Cities Achieves 'What Works Cities' Certification

The Bloomberg Philanthropies certification program has added 16 cities to its growing list of cities committing to the use of data for improving municipal programs and services.

July 19, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive


What is the American Community Survey?

The American Community Survey offers a treasure trove of social, economic, housing and demographic data.

December 31, 2020 - James Brasuell

Moving Van

On the Eve of the Pandemic: U.S. Migration at an All-Time Low

The most recent Census data on migration shows the continuation of a decades-long decline in migration in the United States, according to analysis by William H. Frey.

December 27, 2020 - Brookings

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A Milestone for the American Community Survey

After releasing new five-year estimates this week, the American Community Survey now offers three sets of five-year data that don't overlap, providing even more data for the analysis of local trends.

December 11, 2020 - United States Census Bureau

Public Transit

'Transit Insights' Updated With New Features for Visualizing Public Transit Data

One of the best tools for understanding the consequences and potential of transit planning has been recently updated.

October 26, 2020 - TransitCenter

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.