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Population Growth

May 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study finding a range of connections between a city or neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and its economic health.
CityLab
May 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Downtown revitalization can be a small town planning priority too.
Next City
May 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
Before the recession, bumper Arizona home sales led to predictions that the state's two largest cities might merge by 2040. The downturn stalled those forecasts, but now they're being revisited.
Arizona Republic
May 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Florida is moving forward with the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-Cores) plan to build several new toll expressways in rural parts of the state.
Strong Towns
April 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Big trends—a geographic shift back to the suburban and exurban areas and a "silver tsunami"—are apparent in population figures for two Florida locations.
Curbed
April 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
Demand for housing in and around Seattle is way up—so much so that the region led the entire country in the number of apartments it has filled so far this year.
The Seattle Times
April 18, 2019, 11am PDT
No, they aren't the Mueller report, but the Census Bureau's annual population estimates for counties are always a big deal.
U.S. Census Bureau
April 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.
WCBE
April 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
A small town success story in Montana is indicative of a larger trend in the Western United States. Meanwhile, small towns in the rest of the country struggle.
The Washington Post
March 29, 2019, 9am PDT
The state of Washington's 1990 Growth Management Act requires regions to create long-range growth plans. The Puget Sound Region Council is currently working on its latest iteration of the plan.
Crosscut
March 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Size and growth go hand in hand, until they don't, according to a new analysis. Density might be the reason that synergy eventually shortcircuits.
CityLab
February 21, 2019, 7am PST
An influx of millennials is driving population and housing growth in the Center City neighborhood.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
February 19, 2019, 2pm PST
William H. Frey, a demographer with Brookings, argues that racial diversity is a good thing for the country by many measures. Trump's wall would make it harder to benefit from demographic changes, but changes is still coming.
Brookings: The Avenue
February 17, 2019, 9am PST
Thousands of news residents and apartment units, along with almost a billion dollars of development investments, arrived in Downtown Minneapolis in 2017.
Star Tribune
January 5, 2019, 5am PST
With world population to grow by about 2 billion by 2050, and with more people eating higher on the food chain as nations develop economically, can world agriculture reduce its carbon footprint? A new World Resources Institute report shows how.
Forbes
December 28, 2018, 10am PST
The latest demographic data released Friday by the state's demographic unit shows shows an increase of 0.54 percent, one of the lowest on record, as birth rates drop, death rates increase, and more people leave the state than arrive from others.
California Department of Finance
December 25, 2018, 11am PST
The city of San Marcos, located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, recently adopted its first transportation plan update since 2004.
Community Impact Newspaper
December 25, 2018, 7am PST
William H. Frey reveals the most important takeaways from the recent population data released by the U.S. Census, and recommends the country focus on caring for an aging population and leveraging immigration for economic growth.
Brookings
Blog post
December 2, 2018, 1pm PST
Vertical cities could be much more than monolithic luxury towers, but the idea has its skeptics.
Kayla Matthews
September 19, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
Sightline Institute