All posts tagged “us census bureau

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Rural America is the new inner city

There’s an argument going around these days that rural America is the new inner city. That is, rural America has replaced inner cities as the geographies facing the greatest socioeconomic challenges.  In fact, it’s time for the stigma associated with the term “inner city” to disappear –… Read More

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Follow the sun and sprawl

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released it’s 2016 city and town population estimates. The press release can be found here. The headline isn’t a new one. Southern cities continue to grow quickly. This is not a new trend. Humans seem to like warm weather and… Read More

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Multifamily vs. single family

Since 2009 when the U.S. economy started to recover, housing starts (i.e. new residential construction) have favored multifamily buildings over single family housing. Apartment/condominium construction has grown 3 times faster according to the U.S. Census Bureau (via Bloomberg). A lot of this multifamily construction is… Read More

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Rise of rental

Last month Oxford Properties submitted a site plan application for the redevelopment of the rundown Cumberland Terrace in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. If you’d like to browse the full application (including all the drawings), you can do that here. The proposal is a departure from previous… Read More