Census: Texas Home to Fastest-Growing Cities
Census Bureau data reveals strong growth in large and small Texas cities, while major metros continue to draw residents.
Detailed 2020 Census Data Coming in 2023
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.
Census Delays Release of 2020 American Community Survey Data
Due to the challenges faced by data collectors during the pandemic, the Census Bureau will not be releasing 2020 ACS data in September as usual.
The Pandemic Baby Bust
The economic uncertainty of the pandemic has added to already declining birth rates in a troubling sign for the future of the American economy.
What Is Gentrification?
Gentrification is a process of neighborhood change, usually resulting from an influx of relatively wealthy, white residents to a neighborhood. But that definition, and the controversies that follow, vary greatly by location, and there is no universally accepted definition of the term.
What Is the American Community Survey?
The American Community Survey offers a treasure trove of social, economic, housing and demographic data.
Op-Ed: The Importance of Equity in Transportation Planning
Transportation planners must address equity issues in their work and involve the people most affected by the planning and policymaking process.
Blade Runner's Dystopian World and the L.A. of Today
The original "Blade Runner" takes place in the Los Angeles of November 2019. How does the film’s vision of the city compare with the present-day reality?
For 2020 Census, Cities Face Hurdles Finding People to Count
In many cities, people are living in places that are hard to locate. But accurate census counts are crucial to ensuring cities get their fair share of political power and funding.
Revisiting the Megaregion
The idea of cities as components of larger megaregions has lost some of its popularity, Alon Levy looks at regions around the world to try to understand how useful the concept is in understanding cities and regions.
Analysis Highlights Causes of Bus Ridership Declines in D.C. Region
Regional governance and more bus lanes are needed to improve ridership, according to a new study.
Census Citizenship Question Still Not Decided
Cities fear federal funding cuts if the citizen question stays on the Census and results in an undercount of Latino populations.
Map Divvying Up Cleveland Resembles Redlining Maps of the Past
Cleveland neighborhoods were coded to help real estate investors, but the result is a map that harks back to old discriminatory housing practices, say critics.
District By District, Maps Trace Neighborhood Opportunity Across the U.S.
Down to the level of individual census tracts, a team of researchers has developed national maps showing where upward mobility is probable, and where it isn't.
Transit Ridership Rises in Seattle, With Income Differences Among Riders
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Delivering Food to the Rural Poor with a Rolling Food Bank
Food banks in urban settings have long served communities in urban areas, now mobile food banks can truck food to the poor in sparsely populated counties.
Op-Ed: Downtown Denver's Homogenous Renaissance
There's a lot to like about the resurgence of downtown cores. But as is the case elsewhere, Denver's core has only attracted a small subset of the wider city's population. Most people still call the suburbs home.
Op-Ed: Infrastructure Projects Need More Women in Leadership Roles
Calling attention to progress in the Bay Area, two leaders at employee- and women-owned firms argue that more female leadership will help projects better serve the entire population.
Where Mass Shootings Happen
It's tempting to try to find a link between sites of mass shootings, but data shows they happen in all types of American communities.
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