Nate Berg offers his take on the replicas of Western subdivisions that have come to define social status in the burgeoning economies of the Middle and Far East.
Apr 7, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
In an analysis of newly released census data, Wendell Cox outlines recent population trends in the fastest-growing country in the G-8.
Feb 15, 2012 newgeography
The terms Central city, Inner city and urban have long been
synonymous with the poorer, disadvantaged minority sections of metropolitan
areas. Conversely, the suburbs have been associated with whites, affluence and
job growth. For a long time, however, this dichotomy has failed to capture the Opinion
Oct 13, 2011 By
The Israeli kibbutz, long a bastion of modest communal living, is being co-opted by suburban-style development that wants the benefits of socialist coexistence and single-family homes, writes reporter Shanee Shiloh in Ha'aretz.
Jun 20, 2011 Ha'aretz
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
Oct 16, 2010 The Next American City
"With cities worldwide busy repurposing their industrial districts and docklands as upmarket housing and waterfront retail centres, the suburbs need to find a new competitive edge," writes Sarah Murray.
Sep 12, 2010 Financial Times
Belinda Lanks details architect Frank Ruchala's scheme to bring general stores back into America's residential areas. He believes "a general store could work just as well in a (suburban) subdivision as it did in small villages a hundred years ago."
Aug 28, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser argues that the United States has a long, pervasive pattern of anti-urban behavior that needs to change.
Mar 9, 2010 The Boston Globe
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
Feb 4, 2010 NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
A report from the US Census Bureau shows that the nation continues to suburbanize.
Jun 25, 2009 New Geography