Urbanization

November 24, 2018, 5am PST
New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.
CityLab
September 20, 2018, 8am PDT
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
July 23, 2018, 9am PDT
Research from the Urban Institute finds that economic hurdles, not just lifestyle preferences, are stopping millennials from buying homes.
Curbed
July 14, 2018, 11am PDT
"Everything we've heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong."
Place
June 27, 2018, 8am PDT
As populations shrink, small towns are losing an important place to get together,,
Houston Chronicle
May 31, 2018, 9am PDT
Peter Rogerson crunches the numbers on 50 years of demographic shifts.
CityLab
May 10, 2018, 5am PDT
Three case studies of robotics technology integrated into the design and management of urban settings offers a glimpse of a potential future.
Independent (UK)
May 7, 2018, 6am PDT
In Australia, a new study will determine the best ways to make high-density developments healthy places to live.
Diabetes.co.uk
Feature
March 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
Insight into the hard work of implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Michael Mehaffy
December 28, 2017, 1pm PST
Looking for lessons about 2017?
The Washington Post
November 21, 2017, 11am PST
Robert Steuteville reviews Cities Alive, by Michael Mehaffy, describing the newly released book as "an important analysis for urbanism."
Public Square: A CNU Journal
August 13, 2017, 7am PDT
The city of Edmonds, located to the north of Seattle, is putting the finishing touches on a plan that would increase heights in an urban district along State Route 99.
The Urbanist
Feature
August 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
An analysis of Planetizen traffic in the first six months of the Trump Administration reveals an audience still focused, despite so many distractions, on the future of communities.
James Brasuell
June 9, 2017, 7am PDT
Tuesday's mail-in vote by residents of Greenwood Village to overwhelmingly reject a city-council approved plan to allow mixed-use development at a light rail station is a major setback for smart growth proponents.
The Denver Post
May 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
Blog post
May 18, 2017, 9am PDT

Gentrification—more wealthy people moving into lower-income communities—often faces opposition, sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is important to consider all benefits and costs when formulating urban development policies.

Todd Litman
April 28, 2017, 10am PDT
The Penn Institute for Urban Research, in collaboration with Perry World House, is pleased to announce the winner of its 2017 photo contest on the theme of urbanization and migration.
Penn IUR
April 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
Like his father and great-uncle before him, 37-year-old Caracas native Guillermo Lares is using Venezuela's rural traditions to help himself and his contemporaries reflect on the country's current reality.
Soft City
April 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Some of the big work left undone by the Habitat III summit in finalizing the New Urban Agenda in December is now moving forward. The future of the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat can now start to take shape.
Citiscope
April 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Richard Florida writes that Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton is a product of the backlash against what he calls The New Urban Crisis of burgeoning economic inequality—the widening divides between rich and poor.
Penn IUR Urban Link