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Urban Population

February 5, 2019, 7am PST
Richard Florida counters the idea that children and families are disappearing from U.S. cities.
CityLab
December 14, 2018, 8am PST
The measures of urbanization vary widely, and the differences pose a challenge in developing policies and plans for cities.
CityLab
January 16, 2018, 6am PST
When it's said that most people live in cities, a significant portion of that number are people living in suburbs near cities. A new map shows just how far everyone travels to get to a big city.
My Modern Met
December 24, 2015, 5am PST
Geographer Duncan Smith mapped the predicted trajectory of worldwide urban growth from 1950 through 2030. Concentric circles of different shades show where and when growth was (or will be) the most dramatic.
CityLab
July 23, 2012, 9am PDT
Census results released last week offered some astonishing findings - each of England's big cities is growing, after shedding people only a decade ago. The Economist looks at the phenomenon and the factors that have contributed to the resurgence.
The Economist
March 27, 2012, 11am PDT
John King considers a new report released by the Census Bureau on Monday, which finds that of the ten most densely populated urbanized areas in the United States, nine are in the West.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 19, 2011, 12pm PDT
This interactive map from the <em>BBC</em> tracks growth and urbanization in global cities from 1955 up through 2015.
BBC
August 1, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Author Alan Ehrenhalt says that conditions are ripe for the permanent return of downtown residential neighborhoods, and that a "demographic inversion" has already begun in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, DC, among other cities.</p>
The New Republic
March 10, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The urban shift in demographics is not just a problem for planners.</p>
Business Week