Sprawl

Blog post
March 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Sprawl lowers real estate values in cheap, declining cities—but it may also have social costs that aren't as relevant elsewhere.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Misconceptions about New Urbanism persist.
Michael Lewyn
February 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Governing profiles Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's ambitious goals to change the way the country thinks about transportation.
Governing
February 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Atlanta Studies website takes a deep dive into the history that produced the city of Atlanta as we know it today—and provides some suggestions on how to "correct some of its most atrocious attacks on the urban built environment."
Atlanta Studies
Blog post
February 10, 2016, 7am PST
The new International Housing Affordability Survey contains various errors and biases. The author even claims that compact housing reduces fertility. Really? Smart policies can create affordable and family-friendly housing.
Todd Litman
January 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Logically we might assume that as cities grow larger, commutes get harder. It can certainly feel that way. But research points to structural factors that actually make commuting in big cities more efficient.
CityLab
January 19, 2016, 11am PST
An op-ed by the mayor of Calgary, Canada celebrates the adoption of a new off-site levy that will change the financing formula for new development and the necessary infrastructure that comes with it.
Calgary Herald
Blog post
December 10, 2015, 10am PST
Describing a seminar on "Sprawl and the Law" at the University of Pittsburgh.
Michael Lewyn
November 24, 2015, 7am PST
A pair of articles details two new, massive greenfield developments on the way in North Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
November 24, 2015, 5am PST
So far, only a small minority of major cities have considered self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans. The question is, should policymakers embrace them or stand in their way?
TechCrunch
November 18, 2015, 11am PST
Bloggers, pundits, authors, and researchers, have made the case for conservatives to embrace the effects of smart growth. Yet still, a distinctly partisan divide flavors the debate about how to make room for a growing number of Americans.
The Urban Edge
Blog post
November 9, 2015, 9am PST
Some presidential candidates favor sprawl, but a surprising number live in cities or inner-ring suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
November 5, 2015, 1pm PST
As Mexico City continues to add population, issues of sprawl, inequality, and water infrastructure remain challenges in the growing megalopolis.
Inverse
October 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Once upon a time, golf courses were a popular component of development plans. Much more common now: single-family detached housing on the former site of a golf course.
The Record
October 5, 2015, 8am PDT
A summer of drought and devastating fires has demonstrated the dangers of allowing residential developments to sprawl ever farther into wild, natural environments.
CityLab
September 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
A proud suburban resident defends her neighborhood from the criticisms of city-dwellers. It's not walkable, it's not perfect, but it's home.
Star Tribune
September 14, 2015, 7am PDT
As companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bridj expand to small scale transit options, they are setting the stage for a new kind of small scale transit oriented development where the new station is the sidewalk.
Mobility Lab
September 10, 2015, 8am PDT
A Louisville case study of the findings and recommendations of the World Resource Institute's "Cities Safer By Design" report.
Broken Sidewalk
September 7, 2015, 11am PDT
An outdoors enthusiast laments the explosive sprawl that is quickly sucking up places to hunt and fish in the state of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
August 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism has a wonderful goal—to improve economic opportunities for working class households—but uses terrible research to reach confusing recommendations about which policies are best. Please do better!
Todd Litman