Population Growth

February 2, 2010, 10am PST
Birth rates are dropping across Europe, and some cities are on the verge of collapse because of it. Exhibit A: Hoyerswerda, Germany.
Guardian
December 31, 2009, 12pm PST
<em>U.S. News and World Report</em> has named urban planning one of its 50 top careers for 2010.
U.S. News And World Report
December 31, 2009, 8am PST
The population of Russia is on the rise for the first time since 1995, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
BBC
December 28, 2009, 8am PST
The Census Bureau released its last estimates before the official 2010 count begins. They have a bearing on the Congressional reapportionment - good news for Texas, while 'less bad than expected' for the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a recession.
The New York Times - U.S.
December 27, 2009, 9am PST
The economy has slowed growth to a trickle in states like Florida and Nevada, which had seen continuous growth for years.
USA Today
December 11, 2009, 6am PST
For the first time in 59 years, the population of Philadelphia increased in 2008, according to revised figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Plan Philly
November 12, 2009, 7am PST
Two sets of graphs from show demographic trends in India that are likely to create a heavily urbanized country. But they aren't building the infrastructure to back up the growth, according to Thomas Crampton.
Thomas Crampton
October 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Not having babies is, arguably, the most effective way of limiting one's carbon footprint. Experts discuss ways to approach this touchy subject.
Miller-McCune
September 7, 2009, 7am PDT
In Afghanistan, cities are changing. More and more people are leaving behind their agricultural past for city life, and the tide of new urbanites is stressing the fabric of the city.
Forbes
September 1, 2009, 6am PDT
Recovery in New Orleans doesn't just mean rebuilding the city as it was before Hurricane Katrina. Some see the process as creating an entirely new city.
The New York Times
August 31, 2009, 7am PDT
The population is expected to climb to 9 billion within the next 50 years. As a result, crucial natural resources will dwindle. This article looks at four that will be much harder to come by in the future.
Gizmag
August 17, 2009, 10am PDT
Growing populations and diminishing land will make feeding people a challenge in the near future. This piece from <em>Popular Science</em> looks at eight strategies to keep the world fed.
Popular Science
August 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The population of Florida has decreased by about 50,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009, according to demographers at the University of Florida.
St. Petersburg Times
July 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Cities on the rise are growing faster and cities on the decline are shrinking slower, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Wall Street Journal
July 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a list of the fastest-growing cities, in terms of population growth. Those on the list are hoping their growth will pull them through the recession.
The Christian Science Monitor
Feature
June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.
Nate Berg
June 10, 2009, 5am PDT
A new 350,000-person eco-city is being planned in China, this time with cooperation from Singapore. Planners are hopeful that it can serve as a sustainable model for development in countries with high population growth.
Guardian
June 9, 2009, 10am PDT
A roundtable discussion on the projected growth in the Bay Area of California, and the planning tools being unveiled that will help mitigate the projected increase of an additional 2 million inhabitants to the region by 2035.
KQED.org
May 15, 2009, 7am PDT
Minorities are on the rise in the U.S., but the rates of growth for Hispanics and Asians are slowing down, according to recent Census figures.
The New York Times
May 11, 2009, 10am PDT
In 2006, Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Today, that booming metropolis is crumbling and can't maintain its infrastructure. A new documentary from Current.tv takes a look at Sin City today.
Current.tv