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Urbanization

February 28, 2021, 11am PST
A novel approach to quantifying the world's urban population provides insight into a changing world.
Next City
November 9, 2020, 6am PST
New research from China finds an incredible rate of urban expansion in North America and China.
South China Morning Post
November 2, 2020, 7am PST
The Penn Institute for Urban Research's latest issue of Urban Link features Lewis Dijkstra writing on the Degree of Urbanisation, the first global definition of cities, towns and rural areas endorsed by the UN.
Penn IUR Urban Link
October 6, 2020, 8am PDT
A new study published in the Land Use Policy journal explains how Houston's rapid expansion occurred, and why it matters.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
June 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Media is full of stories about people fleeing the city for suburban or even rural climes during the pandemic. The data from real estate search sites tell a different story.
CityLab
Feature
June 1, 2020, 7am PDT
Perceptions of what makes density either "good" or "bad" have shifted over the years, and the pandemic is likely to precipitate another shift.
Fanis Grammenos
May 27, 2020, 7am PDT
The renaissance predicted for urban areas in the United States started strong during the 2010s but slowed in the years leading up to a potentially generation defining pandemic.
Brookings
January 27, 2020, 8am PST
Despite appearances and a popular media narrative, Baby Boomers aren't becoming more urban in old age—when compared to previous generations at the same age.
The New York Times
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
July 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Some cities, like Nashville, have been keeping pace with the economic growth of more internationally renowned cities like San Francisco and Seattle.
Reuters
Blog post
June 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?
Michael Lewyn
May 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A forthcoming study, to be published by the Journal of Regional Science, finds the urban preferences of younger generations growing over the past three decades.
CityLab
May 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization and over-reliance on the inefficiencies of automobiles has set back the economies of urbanizing locations in the Global South, according to a new report.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
April 23, 2019, 8am PDT
A new study says that huge amounts of water are moved from rural areas to cities to support rapidly growing urban populations.
The Straits Times
March 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
February 5, 2019, 2pm PST
By 2030, cities will have tripled in size since 2000. Unmanaged, incessant growth is threatening the planet, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute.
Curbed
January 20, 2019, 7am PST
After a decade of shifting market preferences and an ongoing urban renaissance, how do downtown home prices compare in cities around the country?
Property Shark
January 18, 2019, 5am PST
As cities define our world in new ways every day, Penn Institute for Urban Research asked nearly dozen urban experts, “Why cities?”
Penn IUR Urban Link
December 19, 2018, 6am PST
The finalists from the WRI Ross Prize for Cities have been announced.
The City Fix
November 24, 2018, 5am PST
New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.
CityLab