U.S. Cities Where Homeowners Stay Put the Longest
A study identifies cities where people stay in their homes longer, and they tend to be at either end of the income and home values spectrum.
Middle-Class Seniors Losing Access to Housing and Healthcare
In the next decade, the number of middle-income seniors who can't afford assisted living will nearly double.
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.
New Poverty and Income Data Reveals a Tale of Two Types of Cities
While the country overall made progress, larger cities are making stronger gains against poverty.
Which Cities Are Gentrifying?
Walkable cities with strong downtowns are closing the economic gap with suburbia, while sprawling cities—even those with high population growth—are not doing as well.
Study: Children Benefit From Public Housing
New research challenges prevailing wisdom on the best kind of housing assistance.
Planetizen Week in Review: September 17, 2016
This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.
U.S. Census Has Good News About Income and Poverty
Finally, some very, very good news: The U.S. Census released data that shows broad, big gains in household incomes.
The New Housing Crisis: Declining Homeownership, Increasing Rental Costs
Research from the Urban Institute identifies market and demographic trends that could mean a future housing market that will stand in stark contrast to the "subprime mania of the early 2000s."
Report: Which American Cities Are the Most Unequal
According to Brookings, this research is intended to inform local debates over the minimum wage. Drawing on Census data, the report finds that astronomical income gains are still concentrated among the biggest cities.
Income is How You Get Out of Poverty, Assets are How You Stay Out
In our work to build communities of opportunity where low-income people and people of color can thrive, we must acknowledge that income is how you get out of poverty, assets are how you stay out.
Interactive Map Shows Wage Requirements for Rent Affordability
A post by Matthew Yglesias for Vox shows how much you would need to earn an hour to be able to afford a median rental property in your city.
How Homeownership Has Kept Black Americans from Realizing MLK's Dreams
Fifty years ago today, participants in the March on Washington were seeking to narrow the economic gap between America's blacks and whites. After five decades, that gulf remains. Vauhini Vara explains how homeownership is partly to blame.
Do You Make Enough to Live Where You Work?
What if the people who keep a city running -- including urban planners -- can't afford to live there? An updated database highlights the gap between incomes and housing costs in hundreds of U.S. cities.
Mapping Transportation and Health in the United States
What is the relationship between car travel and health outcomes in the United States? Ariel Godwin and Anne Price challenge the claim that more time in the car decreases your health by looking at the impacts of education, income, and employment rates.
Map Shows Correlation Between Poverty and Riots in London
This interactive map from The Guardian overlays recent incidences of rioting in greater London with levels of poverty.
The Best Cities for Making a Living
U.S. News and World Report recently evaluated the cities where real income (what your paycheck can buy, considering the cost of living) is the highest. Des Moines, Iowa takes the top slot.
Census Proves That Downtowns Are Coming Back
Earlier this week, the new American Community Survey data was released. Daniel Nairn writes that the new data show "a reversal of the 20th century story of urban decline."
The Most Dynamic Cities in the Post-Crash World
A new report from the Brookings Institution lists the 30 most dynamic cities in the world -- cities that are recovering from the global economic downturn with growth in employment and income.
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Mpact: Mobility, Community, Possibility
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.