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The Challenge Income Inequality Raises for Planners

The Challenge Income Inequality Raises for Planners

Two recent New York Times articles help highlight how growing income inequality raises some interesting issues for urban planners.  Most cities were built with extensive middle-income neighborhoods, and the thrust of most city planning efforts are to retain and strengthen those residential areas.  But a recent Stanford University study reinforces the idea that we are […]

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The Mathematics of Sustainable Cities

The Mathematics of Sustainable Cities

In his 2011 TED talk, physicist Geoffrey West discusses his efforts to create a quantitative approach to understanding and managing cities.  A bit mind-bending, but well worth spending the 17 minutes to hear him out.

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Interesting Summary of Census Results

Interesting Summary of Census Results

USA Today has a page with interactive graphs, etc. that highlight important national and state-level demographic trends through a series of charts and interactive media.  Check it out here.  A sample:  this video describes some of the frustrations felt by the nation’s rapidly increasing Hispanic population.

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Quality of Life:  India vs. China

Quality of Life: India vs. China

That is the title of an article by Amartya Sen in the current issue of the New York Review of Books.  Just like yesterday’s post, it may be a little outside of our normal focus, but it is a fascinating study: Some statistics about China and India, drawn mainly from the World Bank and the […]

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A Map of 2010 Census Results

A Map of 2010 Census Results

Want to get a state by state overview of the 2010 Census?  Check out the map below. Hover over a state to get a summary. Click on the state to get county-by-county results. Whoever thought the Census Bureau could come up with such a cool app?  IFRAMES not supported

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