Revenue/Expenditure Disparities By County in Washington State

This week’s Seattle Stranger compares Washington state counties in terms of per capita tax revenue generated vs. per capita state expenditures. Not surprisingly perhaps, this exercise reveals significant disparities between the huge and relatively wealthy counties west of the cascades and the struggling counties east of the mountains. As the article argues, Click to Read More

Reel To Real Film Series: Slum Survivors

Most slum dwellers never finish school and end up trapped in poverty

Reel to Real Cities, Health, and Environment

Department of Geography, Undergraduate Program Film Series

An informal film series to encourage dialogue and debate.

Join us!  All events are open to the community.

Tuesday January 18:

Slum Click to Read More

Census Data Show Immigrants Making Path to Suburbs

The just-released American Community Survey details characteristics using samples taken from about one in 10 Americans between 2005 and 2009. Tuesday’s report represented the biggest single data release in the Census Bureau’s history, with more than 11 billion individual estimates for 670,000 specific geographic locations — areas as small as several blocks.

They show Click to Read More

As Nations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations

Aging populations are radically affecting all aspects of global economic development and quality of life. Click to Read More