Detroit, MI. Photo by Mike Boening Photography, via Flickr.

Daily Headlines for Friday, February 10, 2017

Public Square | Popular cities, East Coast flooding, building the future, loneliness, transit, reminders, segregation, urbanism, and gentrification.

The Cities Workers Are Flocking To
Forbes — February 10, 2017
American workers are restless. They move residences about 11 times in the course of their lives, changing homes more frequently than residents of most countries.

By 2045, some East Coast cities could flood 3 times a week
Grist — February 9, 2017
The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, with new research showing high-tide flooding could become nearly incessant in places within 30 years.

How smart cities are building the future
CNBC — February 10, 2017
Municipal governments around the globe are employing big data and Internet-of-Things applications to improve many aspects of daily life. 

Why Millennials Are Lonely
Forbes — February 9, 2017
The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans with no close friends has tripled since 1985. “Zero” is the most common number of confidants, reported by almost a quarter of those surveyed.

Local News

As jobs grow in downtown Seattle, workers are turning more to transit
The Seattle Times — February 9, 2017
A smaller share of central Seattle commuters drive alone to work in their cars, new data shows. That means more folks are using transit, walking, bicycling, carpooling and telecommuting.

LA’s Regional Shopping Centers: Wave of the Future or Reminders of the Past?
CityWatch — February 9, 2017
When regional shopping centers first appeared in the mid 1950s, they were considered by most Americans to be the wave of the future. 

Dallas’ Transit Woes Share In Familiar History of Segregation Urbanism
D Magazine — February 9, 2017
The Partnership for Southern Equity has released a new study that looks at the history of racism and segregation in the city of Atlanta and how it participated in shaping the city’s transportation network.

New Ordinance Aimed to Prevent Gentrification in Detroit
WDET — February 9, 2017
Detroit City Council Member Mary Sheffield says residential developers asking for public funds should include affordable housing in their buildings.