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Demographics

November 23, 2019, 1pm PST
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?
LAist
October 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
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.
The New York Times
September 5, 2019, 10am PDT
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.
Pedestrian Observations
February 2, 2019, 5am PST
Regional governance and more bus lanes are needed to improve ridership, according to a new study.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2019, 10am PST
Cities fear federal funding cuts if the citizen question stays on the Census and results in an undercount of Latino populations.
CityLab
November 16, 2018, 2pm PST
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.
CityLab
October 10, 2018, 9am PDT
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.
The New York Times
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
July 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
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.
Pew Charitable Trusts
June 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
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.
The Denver Post
April 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
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.
The Mercury News
March 7, 2018, 5am PST
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.
CityLab
January 10, 2018, 7am PST
For the fifth year in a row, the number of Americans moving is down.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
January 5, 2018, 11am PST
Using the Urban Institute's Mapping America's Futures tool, the Kinder Institute overviews likely racial demographics in Texas and elsewhere by 2030.
The Urban Edge
December 15, 2017, 6am PST
A decade after an epochal shift in the housing market, the country is changing again.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
October 20, 2017, 6am PDT
With some tweaks and upgrades, surburban office parks are reinventing themselves to attract new tenants and the millennials ready to start families in the 'burbs.
Bloomberg
September 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Bigger cars and an older population means a growing number of Americans die while crossing the street, and the country is just getting older.
Mother Nature Network
May 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 19, 2017, 9am PDT
This year, Cairo is estimated to grow by half a million people, but the city's economy is not keeping pace to support all of them.
ENCA
March 9, 2017, 9am PST
California has lost a quarter million low income residents over the last decade, in large part because of the high cost of housing.
The Sacramento Bee