Selective city slowdowns and the city-suburb growth gap

In a recent post from the Brookings Institute, William Frey wrote about an observation, that the city growth appears to have peaked. Evidence for a slowdown can be seen in the nation’s three largest cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago (Figure 1). After experiencing very modest growth in 2000-2010, New York’s growth rate jumped to a … Continue Reading »

Hawaii Proposes 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045

Hawaii House Bill 623 passed by a 74-2 vote, and if Gov. David Ige signs the bill into law, Hawaii will become the first U.S. state to make a total commitment to renewable energy sources. Hawaii’s energy today is composed of 80 percent fossil fuel sources, and some projections say a target of 40 percent … Continue Reading »