Archinect - News 2017-08-21T20:08:12-04:00 Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, experienced the largest population growth in 2016 Nicholas Korody 2017-03-24T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T17:44:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County in Arizona had the highest annual population growth in 2016. Home to the city of Phoenix, the county gained 81,360 people, or 222 people per day. More than half were people who moved to the county from another area, while 25,428 were from natural increase (births over deaths). 10,188 people came from abroad.</p><p>Meanwhile, on the other side of things, Cook County, where Chicago is located, saw the largest decrease in population with a net loss of 21,324 people. Wayne County, home to Detroit, saw 7,696 people leave, while Baltimore had a decrease of 6,738 people.</p><p>Check out more demographic data <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> It's now more common for young adults in the US to live with their parents than in any other scenario Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T11:29:32-04:00 <img src="" width="618" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In that age group, 32.1 percent of people [ages 18-34] live in their parents' house, while 31.6 live with a spouse or partner in their own homes and 14 percent live alone, as single parents or in a home with roommates or renters. The rest live with another family member, a nonfamily member or in group-living situations such as a college dorm or prison. [...] the rise in the number of young adults living at home started before the economic crash &mdash; and so did the possible contributing factors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The analysis, done by the Pew Research Center, also makes clear that this isn't the all-time high for young adults living at home &ndash; that topped out in 1940, at 35%. Still, at that time, it was more common for young adults to have shacked up with a spouse or partner.</p><p>Pew is also careful to couch the analysis in the context of other demographic developments, such as the rise of male unemployment and the fact that young adults working today make "less than they would have in their parents' day". And interestingly, as women made more, the rate of women living at home increased as well.</p><p>More on shifting residential demographics:</p><ul><li><a title="WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork + Airbnb = PodShare? New live-work space emerges in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Living Spaces&quot; Pinterest Board" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Living Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details emerge about WeWork's residential endeavor WeLive</a></li><li><a title="The rise of communal living in New York" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rise of communal living in New York</a></li><li><a title="Millennials, not forming enough households" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials, not forming enough households</a></li></ul> 2015 U.S. population report shows return to pre-2000 patterns Alexander Walter 2016-03-25T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T14:20:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2015 population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas. After volatile swings in growth patterns during last decade&rsquo;s housing bubble and bust, long-term trends are reasserting themselves. Population is growing faster in the South and West than in the Northeast and Midwest, and faster in suburban areas than in urban counties; both of these trends accelerated in 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See 2,000 Years of Urban Growth Around the World With This Interactive Map</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The World&rsquo;s Population Can Fit Inside New York City</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Census: LA is the nation's densest urban area, while New York ranks 5th</a></li></ul> As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America Nicholas Korody 2016-03-10T20:03:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T21:28:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite skewing Democrat, LGBT people are flocking to red states. It&rsquo;s a sign that cities in the center of the country are becoming more accepting, but it&rsquo;s also an indication that traditional LGBT safe havens are prohibitively expensive. analyzed U.S. Census data and Gallup polling information to model the movement of the LGBT community from 1990 to 2014. The overall trend is striking.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In 1990, the LGBT population was concentrated in coastal metropolitan areas and other safe havens&mdash;cities like San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and Atlanta. By 2014, LGBT hot spots cropped up in some seemingly unlikely places: Salt Lake City, Louisville, Norfolk, Indianapolis, and other red state cities."</em></p><p>ConsumerAffairs collected an impressive body of research on the demographic patterns of the LGBTQ community, which you can check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. For more LGBTQ-related coverage, take a look at these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LGBT Acceptance Is Redefining Urban America</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 AIA Housing Awards continue to foster designing high-quality housing for all</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Help support "Relentlessly Gay Garden"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The future of gay neighborhoods</a></li></ul> The winners of this year's Critical Halloween at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-11-04T19:49:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:30:08-05:00 <img src="" width="200" height="161" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year, Critical Halloween celebrates a feared ghost of art and architectural production. This year, we explore DEMO, which operates simultaneously as an abbreviation, a prefix, a verb, and a noun. &nbsp; From acts of collective will (DEMOnstration) to institutional erasure (DEMOlition), DEMO invites guests to intellectually examine ideas, issues, and objects&nbsp;in art, architecture, and design with a focus on those that should get a dose of DEMO.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Critical Halloween, an annual event hosted by the Storefront for Art and Architecture, is a hybrid party, critical debate, and costume contest. Each year, the organizers announce a "spooky" architectural issue or concept, which is then interpreted by design aficionados and practitioners from around the city. Then an esteemed jury selects the winners of a series of theme-appropriate categories.<br><br>This year, the theme was "DEMO" &ndash; as in demonstration, but also demolition, demon, demos, democracy, demography, etc. The jury comprised Keller Easterling, author of&nbsp;<em>Extrastatecraft&nbsp;</em>and other notable titles, Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics, Andres Jacque of the Office for Political Innovation, and Beatrice Galilee, the architecture and design curator at the Met.<br><br>The Storefront has also teamed up with the art website Hyperallergic to host a "Democratic People's Choice Award" and you can vote <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>So, without any further ado, the winners of the 2015 Critical Halloween costume contest...</em></p><p><strong>Best Ove...</strong></p> Rural Japanese town applies "creative depopulation" to attract millennials in aging population Justine Testado 2015-06-03T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T20:10:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As rural Japan battles the twin afflictions of a population that is getting smaller almost as quickly as it&rsquo;s getting older, Kamiyama is one of a handful of towns that is bucking the trend. It&rsquo;s practicing 'creative depopulation' &mdash; trying to make sure it gets younger and more innovative, even as it shrinks, by attracting youthful newcomers who are weary of big-city life to work in new rural industries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More:</p><p><a title="Find your ideal neighborhood with this new 'Livability Index' online tool" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Find your ideal neighborhood with this new 'Livability Index' online tool</a></p><p><a title="Revisiting Sharon Zukin's &quot;Loft Living&quot; and NYC gentrification" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting Sharon Zukin's "Loft Living" and NYC gentrification</a></p><p><a title="Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs</a></p><p><a title='Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture</a></p> From an urban planning/demographics/housing junkie Nam Henderson 2015-02-16T10:32:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T10:32:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Increasingly, in the US at least, central cities are all becoming more or less the same...Meanwhile, the suburbs are becoming more diverse. Not just in terms of ethnicity as growing numbers of blacks, Asians, and Hispanics pour into the suburbs from central cities and abroad. But also in terms of winners and losers</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year following visits to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chattanooga, Knoxville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Columbus</a>, csen proposed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">four basic city/neighborhood archetypes</a>&nbsp;for thinking about a non-dystopic 2030. He also wrote about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Central City Homogenization and Suburban Diversification</a>&nbsp;and argued for why&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sun Belt Economic Model is Amazon-omics</a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong>More recently, he asked&nbsp;<a href="http://When%20Will%20We%20Build%20Internet%20Cities%20the%20Way%20We%20Built%20Railroad/Steel%20Cities?" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When Will We Build Internet Cities the Way We Built Railroad/Steel Cities?</a></p> will the boomer's housing market go 'boom'? Gregory Walker 2012-06-24T12:19:00-04:00 >2012-06-25T17:23:42-04:00 <img src="" width="563" height="637" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Despite potential increases in new construction, most of the houses that seniors will release in coming years were built when energy was inexpensive, nuclear families were the rule, incomes were increasing for most Americans, and mortgages were generally predictable and easy to obtain. &hellip;the next 20 to 30 years to depart from this historic picture, with more expensive energy, growing diversity in race, ethnicity and in household structure, and more intense international economic competition."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> the bipartisan policy center's look at the housing markets 20 years on. the upshot? there's a lot of boomer excess on the way, with no natural built-in market to absorb it. the fallout could affect everything from neighborhood infrastructure to inheritance patterns to social fabrics...</p>