urban density

PwC to Employees: Work for Us, Live Anywhere

According to the The Wall Street Journal, “The accounting and consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP says most of its U.S. employees can now live anywhere in the country, in the latest sign that the pandemic is upending traditional working arrangements in a variety of white-collar roles.  read more »

California: Densifying Like No Other

We have previously shown that California is the least sprawling state, with an urban population density of 4,304 per square mile of land in 2010  read more »

Detached Dwelling Approvals in Australia Break Another Record in April

Newgeography.com Context Note: We are pleased to present the following press release from the Housing Industry Association, Australia’s association of home builders.  read more »

Urban Density and Covid Death Rates: Update Through April 2021

The latest death rates as of April 30, 2021 from COVID-19 are displayed by US county urban density in Figure 1. This analysis is based on data reported by usafacts.org.  read more »

Urban Containment Policy and Housing Affordability in Ottawa

The city of Ottawa is updating its Official Plan. Under consideration are expanding the urban boundary (urban growth boundary) and strengthening of its intensification (densification)policy. These strategies are components of urban containment policy. This report examines the relationship between urban containment policy and housing affordability  read more »

2020 Year End Summary: Urban Density and COVID Death Rates

The latest death rates from COVID-19 are displayed by county urban density in Figure 1. Death rates remain at or below the national death rate in counties with urban densities of 5,000 per square mile or below  read more »

Urban Density and COVID-19 Death Rates: Update November 2020

The latest death rates from COVID-19 are displayed by county urban density in Figure 1. Death rates remain at or below the national average per 1,000 residents in county categories with urban densities of 5,000 per square mile or below  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast, with John Russo

On today's episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky interview John Russo, co-author of Steel Town USA and a visiting scholar at Georgetown University.  read more »

Despite Surges, Rural Death Rates Remain Far Lower

There have been reports of rising Covid-19 infection rates in rural areas and even “surges,” such as here and here.  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (October 5 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through October 5, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates.  read more »