Demographic Change

Houston

Texas, the Bellwether State

With its rapid economic growth, dynamic cities, and increasingly diverse population, Texas could offer a model for the future of the United States.

October 13, 2021 - The New York Times

Tokyo Skyline

Japan's Rental Housing Market Defined by Land Scarcity, Earthquakes, Demographic Shifts

The island nation's housing market faces a discrepancy between existing stock and rapidly changing demographics.

May 9, 2021 - Brookings Institution

Chicago Suburb

A Frank Discussion About Struggling Suburbs

Many suburban areas outside thriving urban cores are struggling to deliver vital services and maintain property values as job and population growth stagnates. It's time to confront the realities of those communities, according to this article.

August 5, 2019 - Governing

Surveying

Private Golf Courses Closing in Chicago's Suburbs

Failing golf courses pose a choice for cities that can use tax dollars to turn them public or put the land to use in other ways.

June 12, 2019 - Crain's Chicago Business

Leave it to beaver house

The 'Suburban Decline' Narrative Is Overstated

While suburbs are changing, that doesn't mean they are declining, according to recently published research.

February 7, 2019 - Joint Center for Housing Studies

Townhouses

Get Ready, Suburbia: Apartments Are Coming

From high-rises to townhouses, the suburban multi-family market is growing fast.

September 14, 2018 - Governing

The 1960s

Mourning the Loss of the Dairy Queen in Rural Texas

As populations shrink, small towns are losing an important place to get together,,

June 27, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

Suburban House

Prices Pushing Home Buyers to Suburbs

Unlike previous generations that fled cities, in part over of fears of crime, today people leave many cities because they can't afford them.

April 28, 2018 - The Economist

Downtown Detroit

Detroit's Future

By 2040, Detroit will be bigger, more urban, older, and whiter predicts a report from the New Urban Institute that looks at trends, challenges, and assets of the Michigan city.

August 4, 2017 - CityLab

Chicago

Leaving Chicago's South Shore

Middle class African Americans are leaving Chicago, and that leaves neighborhoods like the city's South Shore reeling.

May 17, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

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