Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Fast post: Each decade the Census Bureau of the US calculates the National Mean Center of Population. This is the animated map displaying the evolution of its position (and here is a different static version of the map). Hat tip to Maptd blog.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Ok! now back fom the honeymoon to the real world. Something tells me I shouldn't be much enthusiastic about this (I refer to the real world....) So this is just a fast post with some links to marriage and divorce statistics:
- More or Less (Tim Harford) talks about the decreasing marriage rate in the UK and other wedding-related statistics.
- An interesting article by Jacob Langenfeld (NewGeography) on divorce and demographics by state in the US.
- The journal Population, Space and Place has just published this paper: Spatial Variation in Divorce and Separation: Compositional or Contextual Effects? (by Hill Kulu). In fact, I can't recommend the paper. I've been recommended
by my wifenot to read it.
- Recent marriage and divorce trends in the US (FlowingData)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
A pretty good video about São Luís* with a transportation proposal for the city (by Diogo Pires Ferreira). The video is based on his MA. Project called "The rescue of old concepts for the city's future".
*a city in the northeast of Brazil
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
- 12 Megacities That Will Boom In The Next 15 Year (by Business Insider)
#12 Rio de Janeiro
#3 Mexico City
#2 São Paulo
- Urban World: Mapping The Economic Power Of Cities - a not
not so new
Global cities of the future: An interactive map (by Mckinsey)
- Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox write about The Census’ Fastest-Growing Cities Of The Decade (in the US) via New Geography
- School Troubles in a Booming Metropolis - It's a good post series connecting demographic, housing and land use contexts of troubled public schools in the City of Vancouver and its suburbs (Parts 1, 2 and 3.....) - via Planning Pool