News Archive

Links to news articles, blogs and other information related to geography, GIS and more.

  • The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

    Posted: October 7, 2013

    Last year, the Census Bureau released a report on population trends in American cities which confined downtown areas to a 2 mile radius. This year, a new approach to defining downtown areas was released by the Center City Philadelphia business improvement district. See how they differ here.

  • Cleaning Vacant Land Parcels

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    A recent study found that vacant land parcels which have been cleaned and maintained in Philadelphia have reduced crime and improved the quality of life in the areas around them. Read more about the conclusions here

  • Census Bureau: Measuring Health Insurance

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    The Census Bureau measures health insurance coverage with two different surveys, the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey(ACS). Learn about what each survey measures and what statistics they produce here

  • Census Bureau: Income and Poverty Statistics

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    This post from the Census Bureau describes how the organization measures income and poverty in the U.S. each year, and explains which data set to use depending on your needs. Check it out here

  • A Study of Inequality

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    Richard Morris (University of Washington) completed a spatial analysis of income inequality in the largest U.S. metro areas. Read about the study and its conclusions here.

  • Development on Syracuse's Northside

    Posted: September 16, 2013

    From the Syracuse Post-Standard- a private developer is seeking approval for a 24-unit apartment building near St. Joseph’s Hospital. Read the full article here.