Population Growth

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Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Colorado cities located north of Denver consider the future of water as the region grows. New infrastructure and new partnerships will be necessary to meet demand for water in the future.
The Denver Post
April 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Interested observers have been predicting a crest of the American "back to the city" movement for years now—the idea that as Millennials come of age they will lose interest in urban lifestyles and seek the comfort of the suburbs.
City Observatory
April 16, 2018, 9am PDT
Rapid growth is now the trend in a region that faced some of the worst effects of the Great Recession.
The Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2018, 11am PDT
A companion bill to the controversial SB 827, also introduced Sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F)., could have a similar impact on housing production but hasn't gathered nearly as much attention. SB 828 makes critical changes to the state's housing supply law.
Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Dallas apartment building 'boom' is occurring in places like Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.
Dallas News
March 17, 2018, 5am PDT
William H. Frey reports that new Census projections have the United States becoming "minority white" in 2045.
Brookings
March 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Population growth creates a collision course in the American West.
Voice of San Diego
March 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
Population trends are often used as a shorthand for a city's economic prowess, but Pete Saunders argues they may be a lagging indicator.
Forbes
March 9, 2018, 8am PST
Boise and surrounding cities are going to need new housing to meet the demand of tens of thousands of new residents in the coming years.
Idaho Business Review
February 17, 2018, 9am PST
Using treated wastewater for snowmaking would have dual benefits for Big Sky, Montana.
Water Deeply
February 9, 2018, 9am PST
A ballot initiative is moving forward in Colorado that would severely limit housing production in the already housing-constrained Front Range region. We're not talking about urban growth boundaries here.
The Denver Post
February 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Boise State University researchers have published a detailed study and online maps that lay out possible scenarios for urban growth in Idaho's Treasure Valley in one of the fastest-growing states in the Union.
Idaho Statesman
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 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The 0.77 percent growth rate comes mostly from increased births, reports the California Department of Finance. The Census Bureau estimated the population increase at 20 percent less for the same time period: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2017, 9am PST
The U.S. Census has released new state-level population data for the past year.
U.S. Census Bureau
December 19, 2017, 10am PST
The last time Salt Lake City adopted a housing plan, the city's population was declining. Now booming in population, the city is setting a course to build lots of new housing supply.
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2017, 5am PST
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
October 17, 2017, 9am PDT
While mayors of shrinking cities do all they can to buoy a discouraging metric, others ask whether population growth is all it's cracked up to be.
Governing
September 29, 2017, 7am PDT
Seattle appears to be following the Vancouver, B.C. model by increasing population and residential density while investing in transit. If it works, traffic congestion will not deteriorate, and vehicle trips should drop.
Governing