Population Growth

July 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Aaron M. Renn dissects the "Venus-Mars" split between the high quality and high quantity model and argues that "an hourglass America is not one most of us want to live in for the long term."
New Geography
May 5, 2010, 7am PDT
The U.S. is expected to grow by more than 100 million people over the next 40 years, and much of that growth will occur in urban areas. Joel Kotkin says that this growth will highlight the inefficiencies of centralized power.
Governing
April 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Changing demographics and transit demands in the Phoenix area are causing transit planners to rethink where the region's light rail system should expand.
The Arizona Republic
April 13, 2010, 9am PDT
The United States population is on the rise, but the number of households within the U.S. is falling. Many link the drop to the downturn in the economy.
RIS Media
April 13, 2010, 7am PDT
As urban growth continues, the role of public transit systems will escalate. Though some cities already have the infrastructure in place to adapt to this expected growth, many cities are starting to worry about what they'll do when the people come.
Wired
March 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
Where will Americans live? Everywhere. The third article in a three-part series based on Joel Kotkin's new book, "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," looks at where Americans will live and how our communities will grow to accommodate them.
AOL News
March 2, 2010, 8am PST
With population estimates adding an additional 1.2 million people to the San Diego region in the next 40 years, planners say the region will need nearly 400,000 additional housing units to meet the demand.
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 27, 2010, 11am PST
<em>The New York Times</em> reviews a new book by Joel Kotkin about the role of immigration and minority populations in America.
The New York Times
February 23, 2010, 6am PST
The American Enterprise Institute looks closely at how migration patterns have changed state-by-state through the last couple of years of recession.
The American Enterprise Institute
February 3, 2010, 8am PST
This post from <em>The Nature Conservancy</em> examines the impact of urbanization on nature and finds that our rising food needs will be one of the most important implications.
The Nature Conservancy
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