Population Decline

January 16, 2010, 9am PST
Economist Edward L. Glaeser takes a look at how the housing bubble has affected changing populations in the Sun Belt.
The New York Times
September 24, 2009, 9am PDT
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
The Chronicle for Higher Education
September 1, 2009, 1pm PDT
Florida is shrinking, demographically speaking. The state has seen its first year of population loss after a century of continuous growth that made Florida the 4th most populous state at 16 million in 2000. Even the retiree population is declining.
The New York Times - U.S.
August 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Take two seemingly unrelated words: Flint and Gentrification. Now put them together. What you get is an unexpected rebirth in one part of the struggling city -- a neighborhood where home ownership and community investment are actually increasing.
The New York Times
August 19, 2009, 6am PDT
With foreclosures racking up, the state of Florida is entering a dark period. Despite the dire prognosis, the stat'es historic ups and downs hint that Florida may be able to come back.
The New York Times
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
January 12, 2009, 1pm PST
Some trends are indicating that when the 2010 Census goes through Phoenix it's going to show a shrinking population -- a first for the booming desert city.
The Arizona Republic
October 28, 2008, 5am PDT
Russia's economic transformation due to its oil wealth is well-known, but not so the state of its public health which shows an alarming contrasting picture.
The New York Times
September 24, 2008, 10am PDT
For coastal fishing communities in Alaska, tighter rules on fishing mean that there are fewer jobs. This is especially evident for younger populations, who find few reasons to stay in town. Researchers are looking at ways to increase retention.
APRN
May 20, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>More people die than are born in Pittsburgh every year -- seriously impacting the city's schools, laborforce and healthcare infrastructure. Other American cities will soon follow, say demographers.</p>
The New York Times
Blog post
April 18, 2008, 5pm PDT

From public transit to public parks to public space, this past week brought a lot of interesting and innovative ideas in the world of urban planning.

Nate Berg
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