Exurbs

In this opinion piece, Brookings demographer William H. Frey looks at three years of census data and discusses whether urban growth will stay through the decade or whether the U.S. will return to its traditional, post-War suburban growth patterns.
Jun 2, 2014   Brookings
Steven Pearlstein reads the tea leaves to predict the future development patterns in Washington, D.C. and finds that all signs point inwards to the city center and its closer-in suburbs.
Jan 19, 2012   The Washington Post
The Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture critic sets out to find the outer edge of the Philadelphia suburbs, and finds a "zombie subdivision."
Jan 9, 2012   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Christopher B. Leinberger expounds on the mortgage crisis plaguing America, particularly the exurbs. Rather than being a product of the excesses of bank lending and regulation, Leinberger attributes it to demographic changes benefiting cities.
Nov 27, 2011   The New York Times- Opinion Pages
While the South is king when it comes to exurbs (low density, with workers who mostly commute to an urban area), the exurban experience has many faces, including small town New England.
Sep 6, 2011   Places
From 2000 to 2010, Kendall County, Illinois was the fastest growing county in the country. Today, it seems the downturn has caught up with Kendall.
Aug 23, 2011   Chicago News Cooperative
Even office parks in the exurbs can have high rates of transit use, according to success seen at an office park in San Ramon, California.
Apr 14, 2011   The Atlantic
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.
Jun 29, 2010   Los Angeles Times
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.
May 5, 2010   Governing
Development is occurring more rapidly in urban centers than in the suburbs, according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mar 30, 2010   The New York Times
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.
Mar 24, 2010   The New York Times - Business