June 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
This story from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> looks at the downfall of exurban growth in the High Desert of Southern California, and the families caught in the downfall.
May 5, 2010, 7am PDT
The U.S. is expected to grow by more than 100 million people over the next 40 years, and much of that growth will occur in urban areas. Joel Kotkin says that this growth will highlight the inefficiencies of centralized power.
March 30, 2010, 9am PDT
Development is occurring more rapidly in urban centers than in the suburbs, according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
March 24, 2010, 5am PDT
The Feds have $1.5 billion to help homeowners at risk of losing homes to foreclosure. Deciding just which homeowners to help is no easy task. This article looks at the decision-making process in Arizona, one of the five states receiving federal aid.
The New York Times - Business
March 10, 2010, 11am PST
Grist writer Lisa Selin Davis argues that now is the time to make public transit a priority in serving outer suburbs, because the rebounding economy will inevitably lead to increased demand.
January 31, 2010, 7am PST
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen says the question of cities versus suburbs is the political conflict that will define the next decade.
November 27, 2009, 5am PST
This post from <em>BLDGBLOG</em> looks at the ghost of a planned but never realized subdivision on the outskirts of a Southern California exurb where only faint lines of unfinished roads remain.
August 26, 2009, 11am PDT
Historic downtowns in Israel are struggling against the growing tide of suburban American-style shopping malls that are developing on the outskirts of town.
August 3, 2009, 11am PDT
As people move to cities and the outer suburbs begin to become more desolate, what will become of them? WorldChanging envisions the suburbs as the next frontier.
July 2, 2009, 11am PDT
Cities on the rise are growing faster and cities on the decline are shrinking slower, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
June 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
A report from the US Census Bureau shows that the nation continues to suburbanize.
May 6, 2009, 5am PDT
A stalled housing development in a Los Angeles exurb meets the wrecking ball as completing the development became too unaffordable.
March 31, 2009, 1pm PDT
In many areas, housing on the suburban fringe has gone rental. The shift indicates mobility on the part of renters who want to stay put, but could also be a precursor for a low-income future for the exurbs.
August 25, 2008, 7am PDT
Witold Rybczynski wrote <em>The Last Harvest</em> about a new development being created in an exurban cornfield. NPR visits the half-finished community with Witold, which is suffering from the economic crisis.
July 31, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Rising energy prices and falling home values are bringing many exurban dwellers closer to the city core. In this commentary, Keith Schneider argues that central cities and inner-ring suburbs need to work with each other to stay afloat.</p>
July 28, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Exurban developments are struggling to control their rampant foreclosure rates and plummeting housing values.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 8, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>The exurban town of Buckeye, Arizona, is expected over the next two decades to grow from a population of 25,000 to more than 400,000. Planners are trying to do what they can to control the flood.</p>
March 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The mortgage crisis is devastating many communities far from urban centers, while 'inner cities', regionally speaking, are weathering the financial storm far better thanks to their urban form that makes them attractive to those that can afford them.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle