Urban Growth

The National Journal speaks with demographer William H. Frey, with the Brookings Institution, about the three most meaningful trends that emerged in the U.S. last year, and their significance for the future.
Jan 10, 2014   National Journal
Is it possible to predict when and how cities will grow? A group of researchers in France say the answer is yes.
Dec 9, 2013   Next City
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and decline of suburbs is a fraud — but his argument ignores the facts, argues Robert Steuteville.
Apr 30, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
Historically the one-year data may be an aberration as suburbs have outgrown cities for every decade since the 1920s. It may be as much a consequence of the recession and housing bust as a preference for urban living, but builders are responding.
Jun 29, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
Nate Berg explains why recent headlines about the rise of the country's urban population shouldn't have smart growth advocates claiming victory just yet.
Mar 30, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The article takes a look at the idea that stalled urban growth may be a generational issue.
Mar 17, 2011   Streetsblog
According to the new book, <em>Foreclosing the Dream: How America's Housing Crisis Is Reshaping Our Cities and Suburbs,</em> development is shifting to cities more strongly than most Americans realize.
Jun 23, 2010   New Urban News
Two reports have linked patterns of urban development to disaster risk. As urban populations grow, these studies suggest developing countries will become even more vulnerable.
May 19, 2009   The New York Times
A bill that would allow exurban development before adequate transportation infrastructure is in place has caused a stir in Florida, where environmental groups are lobbying the governor for a veto.
May 18, 2009   The Bradenton Herald
The municipal demand for water in Oregon is expected to increase by more than 61% by 2050, and many policymakers there are trying to figure out how to meet that growing demand.
Apr 28, 2009   The Oregonian