Category Archives: demographics

Working from Home

An excellent article from New Geography breaking down the numbers. An excerpt. “The 2019 market share data has just been released by the American Community Survey. Looking at driving alone and transit market shares, there has been virtually no change … Continue reading

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New York City’s Trash

Yuck; from City Journal. An excerpt. “Under normal circumstances, New York City’s sidewalks bustle with energy: with workers commuting to the office, students heading to class, and tourists checking out the Big Apple. They also contain something found in no … Continue reading

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Malls & Downtowns

Excellent article from Strong Towns. An excerpt. “Woodland is a working-class city of about 55,000, a half-hour northwest of Sacramento. (Its main high school, Woodland High, is the working-class rival to my alma mater, Davis High.) When I was in … Continue reading

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Cities

They can be many things, good and bad, but most of all, we need them to be safe and productive, which this article from City Journal stresses. An excerpt.  “The Plague of Athens ended the golden age of the West’s … Continue reading

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People are Moving

Big time, as this article from New Geography notes. An excerpt. “This article expands on the 2000 to 2019 state net domestic migration data from last week, covering the 110 metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 residents (Note). The big surprise … Continue reading

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Shaming the Suburbs

Yesterday’s news, and incorrect at that, according to this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “I have been a New Yorker for over a decade now, but I have spent the past few months in the Hampton Roads region of … Continue reading

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American Land Rush

Happening before our eyes, in warp speed, as this article from New Geography reports, An excerpt. “The Great American Land Rush of 2020 is underway in many metro areas across the country. Large numbers of American workers are untethered from … Continue reading

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Streetcar Suburbs

An unfamiliar term to me, but this article from New Geography explains; and many areas close to downtown would qualify, McKinley Park, Oak Park, East Sacramento, etc. An excerpt. “If there is a single American development pattern or style that … Continue reading

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America’s Greatest City, Also Floundering Badly

Yesterday from the West, today from the East, as chronicled in this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “New York’s Upper West Side is one of the safest, wealthiest, and most stable neighborhoods in the city—but it’s not a gated … Continue reading

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The City Organic

A very interesting article about cities from Aeon Magazine. An excerpt. “The ancient city of Alexandria lies on a narrow strip of Mediterranean coast to the west of the Nile delta. To the south is Lake Mariout, which once hemmed … Continue reading

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