Category Archives: demographics

Suburban Decline Narrative Overstated

According to this story from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. An excerpt. The traditional image of suburbs in the United States is one of middle-class, white, family households owning single-family homes. But recent patterns of increasing poverty, … Continue reading

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Western City Skylines, Sacramento Included, Profiled

This is a great article from the Washington Post about the raising of the skylines in many cities, including Sacramento, with great graphics. An excerpt. At the entrance to Sacramento, a largely low-rise government town that is among California’s oldest … Continue reading

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Tech Job Growth

A nice follow up to yesterday’s post, this also from City Journal. An excerpt. The decisions by Amazon and Google to expand into the New York area have led some pundits to claim that the nation’s high-tech economic future will … Continue reading

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Urban Renewal??

An excellent article from City Journal that urban revitalization has not been all as promised. An excerpt. After drifting toward decrepitude since the 1970s, many core cities have experienced real, often bracing, turnarounds. Yet concern is growing that the revitalization … Continue reading

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Many Millennials Love the Suburbs/Exurbs

Actually almost everybody does, but this article from New Geography focuses on the Millennials, who still are “somewhat more inclined than the general public to live in the urban core”. (final paragraph of excerpt) An excerpt. America’s suburbs and exurbs … Continue reading

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Why Does California Have a Housing Crisis?

Well answered in this New Geography article. An excerpt. The homeownership rate in California equaled the national rate from 1950 well into the 1960s. Yet, by 2005, California’s homeownership rate was 13.3 percent below the national average and the 49th … Continue reading

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Branding Sacramento

As Sacramento struggles to find a branding strategy that works; Destination City –ridiculous on its face, whereas “great place to raise a family” is more authentic–seemingly the standard fall-back, this insightful article from the Manhattan Institute offers some guidance. An … Continue reading

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