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
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.
Mar 10, 2010 Grist
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen says the question of cities versus suburbs is the political conflict that will define the next decade.
Jan 31, 2010 Grist
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.
Nov 27, 2009 BLDGBLOG
Historic downtowns in Israel are struggling against the growing tide of suburban American-style shopping malls that are developing on the outskirts of town.
Aug 26, 2009 Tablet
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.
Aug 3, 2009 WorldChanging
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.
Jul 2, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
A report from the US Census Bureau shows that the nation continues to suburbanize.
Jun 25, 2009 New Geography
A stalled housing development in a Los Angeles exurb meets the wrecking ball as completing the development became too unaffordable.
May 6, 2009 Los Angeles Times
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.
Mar 31, 2009 The Wall Street Journal