Sprawl

Touted as a solution to mindless suburban expansion, the vast green belts around U.K. cities create new challenges. Among them: less affordable housing, longer commutes, and dubious environmental benefits. What happens if these spaces get developed?
Yesterday   The Guardian
Suburban areas are increasingly in the sights of planners and designers who are thinking of new ways to reform the sprawled out land use patterns. This interview looks at how those efforts relate to Houston.
Mar 18, 2011   Transportation Nation
St. Louis is reeling from the news that it lost 29,000 residents, or 8%, of its population since 2000. Bi-annual population estimates had led many to believe the city had finally turned a corner. Meanwhile, exurban counties posted 30+ percent growth.
Feb 27, 2011   Streetsblog Network
A Charleston environmental group has suggested an alternative to a proposed expansion of Interstate 526 which solves the congestion problem with refinements to local streets and costs half the price.
Feb 14, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Planners in Jacksonville are getting behind plans to encourage more infill development by getting rid of an older rule that was seen to contribute to sprawl.
Jan 26, 2011   The Florida Times-Union
The Texas Transportation Institute just released its 2010 Urban Mobility Report, which is a standard reference in the road-building industry -- and is seriously flawed, says Joe Cortright.
Jan 20, 2011   CEOs For Cities
Sprawl is seen as an unfortunate reality in Toronto, and one that some fear it's too late to unwrite.
Jan 18, 2011   The Toronto Star
Devastating floods have inundated Brisbane, Australia. Some say the city's sprawling development pattern fueled the destruction.
Jan 14, 2011   Grist
The approval of a massive shopping center in Fresno, California, highlights the city's inability to move beyond its sprawl-centric tendencies, according to this piece from <em>The Fresno Bee</em>.
Dec 22, 2010   The Fresno Bee
Grist talks with Galina Tachieva, author of Sprawl Repair Manual.
Dec 16, 2010   Grist
One accurate measurement can be more insightful than a thousand expert opinions. Opinion
Dec 9, 2010   By Todd Litman