Category Archives: demographics

Ranking City Livability

Nice story from WalletHub and Sacramento comes in at 28 of 62. An excerpt. “Many Americans prefer to live in rural areas, but far more call cities their homes. Though urban settings are less than 3 percent of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Gentrification Examined

And done so well in this article from City Journal. An excerpt. For many on the Left, gentrification remains a dirty word, synonymous—or at least closely associated—with racism, oligarchic developers, neoliberalism, and even genocide. Fortunately, not all gentrification-watchers are so … Continue reading

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Suburbs, Why the Hate?

It’s not really too complicated and flows from the same ideology that hates cars, dams, and anything else that represents American progress and comfort, as this article from City Journal explains. An excerpt. A critical component in the rise of … Continue reading

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Suburbs are Booming

No surprise here as that is where pretty much everybody wants to live in America and this story from the Wall Street Journal fills us in. An excerpt. APEX, N.C.—This Raleigh, N.C., suburb was declared the best place to live … Continue reading

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New Suburbanism

This article is a response to urbanism with its Anti-Suburbanism, with its too dense housing in dangerous cities and too much reliance on unsafe and unreliable public transportation, from California Globe. An excerpt. Solutions to California’s housing shortage invariably focus … Continue reading

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Spinning the Facts to Create Fantasy

The Anti-Suburbanites are at it again, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. For some time, the mainstream press and conventional urban planners have been obsessed with a “dense urban” narrative. This is largely a myth, as has … Continue reading

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California Interior Growing Faster than Coast

Interesting story from New Geography.  An excerpt. A major shift took place in California’s population growth — which has fallen below the national average — over the past eight years. The latest Census Bureau population estimates (for July 1, 2018) … Continue reading

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