Is the Urban Growth Machine Slowing Down?

September 4, 2018

From the other side of the Hudson, James Hughes, Joseph Seneca and Will Irving from Rutger’s Bloustein School speculate on whether last year’s U.S. Census population estimates are a sign that the tide is turning back toward suburban growth.  The “Burbs” Bounce Back: “Trendlet” or “Dead Cat Bounce” contrast population growth from 2010 to 2016, when three-quarters of added population in the metropolitan region took place in the urbanized core and population in the outer ring of counties actually declined, with 2016-2017 when suburban counties accounted for 62% of population growth and looked much more like the postwar historical norm.

RPA Lab, August 7, 2018

Recent Posts

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S. (353,000 jobs added in January and the unemployment rate steady at 3.7%), and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of...

Upcoming Events

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins

Virtual

Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]