How US demographics changed in 2018: 5 essential reads

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear By Aviva Rutkin, The ConversationEditor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018.The end of the year is a classic time for reflection. But, in today’s turbulent news cycle, it can be hard to keep track of what happened last week, let alone what was going on way back on Jan. 1.For a look back at 2018, I’d like to slow down and draw attention to a few stories that looked at the big picture. How is the U.S. changing, on a grand and gradual scale? How are Americans different than they were last year, or last decade, or last century?These patterns may not yet be fully understood, but they hint at what the U.S. could become.1. Americans aren’t living as longThis was the third year in a row with falling U.S. life expectancy.“The U.S. is not bumping up against natural limits to life expectancy,” writes David Bishai, who studies health economics at Johns Hopkins University. “The extra American funerals were for American sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, neighbors and coworkers dying in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Their death certificates list mostly overdoses from opioids and other substances, cirrhosis, suicide and homicide.”2. Americans aren’t having as many kidsIt’s a baby bust: This year, the national fertility rate fell by 2 percent, to just 1.76 children per women. That’s the lowest the rate has been in 30 years.Demographers offered a number of explanations for the drop, including birth control use and the high cost of having children.Caroline Sten Hartnett at the University of South Carolina isn’t too worried, explaining that the drop brings the U.S. closer to its peers: “This gap between the U.S. and other developed countries baffled demographers through the 1990s and early 2000s.”3. Americans are getting olderThe declining birth rate and the rising death rate go hand in hand. Some counties are experiencing “natural decrease,” a demographic phenomenon where the number of deaths actually outweigh the number of births.Meanwhile, the country’s average age has shot up, from 28.1 years old in 1970 to 37.9 in 2016.“This graying of America has left a distinctive geographical fingerprint,” says Peter Rogerson, a geographer at SUNY Buffalo. Americans over 70 are more highly concentrated in popular retirement states like Florida and Arizona, as well as the Midwest and the Appalachians.4. Americans are struggling with new racial dynamicsIn the 1990s, California plunged into political turmoil, thanks to sharp job losses and a wave of anti-immigration sentiment.Manuel Pastor at the University of Southern California, Dornsife believes that this political environment was borne from a rising “racial generation gap” between white people over 65 and young people of color.He sees California state history replaying on the national stage today. “Much like in California in the 1990s, we have seen a racialized ‘whitelash’ which in this case brought the election of Donald Trump, the racist violence in Charlottesville, and the revocation of DACA, the program designed to protect undocumented youth brought to this country at an early age.”5. Americans are moving to the suburbsOver the last 50 years, Americans have gradually moved away from rural regions, drawn largely by urban economic opportunity. Today, more than 80 percent of Americans live in an urban or suburban area.But millennials don’t seem to share previous generations’ enthusiasm for suburban life, writes Arizona State University’s Christopher Boone. “Will millennials follow older generations to the suburbs as they marry, have children, recover from the shocks of the Great Recession and find affordable housing? The jury is still out.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!center_img Aviva Rutkin, is a Big Data and Applied Mathematics Editor for The Conversation.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Previous articleChristmas: At the heart of it allNext articleCan astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Ana House / Kochi Architect’s Studio

first_imgCopyAbout this officeKochi Architect’s StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentJapanPublished on August 03, 2017Cite: “Ana House / Kochi Architect’s Studio” 03 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?色彩幻想曲 Ana 住宅 / Kochi Architect’s Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Houses Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Kazuyasu KochiSave this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiText description provided by the architects. Overcrowded spatiality It is a small house for a family of four who is built on the flagpole site surrounded by houses in Tokyo. After the war the field spread in this area became population and land price increased, became the current high density residential area. The flagpole site is the smallest unit of land division. And the house will be divided into even smaller rooms. I started designing with a desire to discover overcrowding spatiality by drilling holes in the grid.Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiBuilding with a hole is the third one. In order to create “high-density scenery” where you can see plenty of places, I set the formula “spatial density = number of rooms / volume”. If you can see many rooms in a smaller space, the space density will rise.Save this picture!SectionIn the case of Apartment house (2014), I painted 4 colors to emphasize difference between each groop of rooms. Ana house has 7 colors to emphasize difference between each rooms. To give space density, this is the operation to increase the number of space which is a molecule.Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiThe shape of the hole appears as the set of the opening in a wall and a floor. I show you figures below ( fig. Shape of hole ). The holes in Kame house and Apartment – house were polyhedron as a volume, but the hole in Ana house changes to an overlapping of the plane opening such as a square or a triangle on the wall or the floor, making it difficult to recognize it as a volume. Those which were 3D holes subordinate to the 3D grit so far changed to 2D holes which exist autonomously in 3D grit here. This appears in the interior of the Ana house at the intersection points of straight lines at the walls and floor openings.( fig. interior of hole ) This point is a place where the cut surfaces of the four rooms can be seen, three depths in front – middle – back are adjacent to one point, and a high – density scenery compressed volume which is the former denominator of the former is made I can say that.Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiThis is an architecture that built a hole simultaneously in the grit. If I want to make high-density scenery, Is it possible that two or more spaces overlap and exist simultaneously? It can not be made in the space integrated into the grid. The cubism painting disassembled the integration by visual parsing, and multiple viewpoints were placed side by side in one picture. It acquired simultaneity and transparency and discovered the freedom of the receiver and the new depth. On the architecture, the scenery in the hole of Ana house that autonomously built in the daily grit of the conventional wooden frame could be the cubism in architecture? Save this picture!© Kazuyasu KochiProject gallerySee allShow lessTour Lumière / Jacques Ferrier ArchitectureSelected ProjectsNo.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAOSelected Projects Share Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Japan Projects Ana House / Kochi Architect’s StudioSave this projectSaveAna House / Kochi Architect’s Studio Photographs Year:  Ana House / Kochi Architect’s Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  46 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Kazuyasu Kochi+ 13 Sharelast_img read more