July 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Population loss doesn't always equate to economic decline. Richard Florida discusses a study examining American metros that are retaining their economic vitality as they shrink.
June 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent Census population estimates tell a story of quick growth in many parts of Arizona, but there are a few places that are quickly shrinking, too.
June 27, 2018, 8am PDT
As populations shrink, small towns are losing an important place to get together,,
September 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The author of the "The Rise of the Creative Class" and the "New Urban Crisis" says cities have had their moment.
July 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent spate of articles has pondered the concepts and planning strategies at work in the region of the country described as the Rust Belt.
Notes from the Underground
August 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
July 19, 2011, 10am PDT
The first major American city to have a black majority, Washington D.C.'s demographics have shifted again.
June 14, 2011, 8am PDT
In this post on <em>The Infrastructurist</em>, Peter Kageyama looks at a recent listing of 10 "dying" cities, and how the metrics used to rate these places can be and have been misinterpreted.
May 15, 2011, 9am PDT
Rural areas in Germany are seeing major declines in population. Some worry that these declining villages and towns are being left by the wayside as the nation heads towards urban centers.
April 25, 2011, 8am PDT
This interactive visualization presents population data and projections for the world's 590 most populated, showing how their populations compare to one another over time.
April 14, 2011, 10am PDT
A city in decline for decades, Cleveland is showing signs of recovery, according to this article from <em>Smithsonian</em>.
February 4, 2011, 5am PST
Over the past ten years, the city of New Orleans has lost nearly a third of its population, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
December 19, 2010, 7am PST
Populations have declined in the majority of rural areas in the U.S., according to recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
July 14, 2010, 12pm PDT
Detroit is a city of borders: international borders, borders between cities and not-cities, and borders between the success of the past and the uncertain future, writes Jerry Herron in this essay for <em>Places</em>.
June 25, 2010, 9am PDT
Census estimates show that St. Petersburg, Florida, lost population between 2008 and 2009 -- a decline that's expected to continue.
September 24, 2009, 5am PDT
As it prepares to host world leaders for the G-20 summit, Pittsburgh is hoping to show to the world that it's no longer a dying city.