Suburbanization

July 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Yonah Freemark provides a comprehensive explainer of the nuts and bolts of population analysis, applying that expertise to an examination of downtown population change.
the transport politic
May 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Some planners and government officials in Dallas are concerned about the suburban boom occurring in counties north of Dallas. The reasons why are reminiscent of the Rust Belt in the 1960s.
The Dallas Morning News
March 26, 2015, 8am PDT
A new study finds that the first decade of the 21st century exhibited a mass migration—of U.S. jobs moving farther away from where U.S. residents live.
Brookings Institution
May 25, 2013, 11am PDT
After a seven-year hiatus, Netflix is bringing back the critically acclaimed television series Arrested Development, and with it memories of the Great Recession.
Architizer
April 7, 2012, 11am PDT
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.
The Atlantic Cities
February 15, 2012, 5am PST
In an analysis of newly released census data, Wendell Cox outlines recent population trends in the fastest-growing country in the G-8.
newgeography
Blog post
October 13, 2011, 12pm PDT
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 gradual blurring of distinctive patterns that demarcate city from suburb. A recent Brookings report by Kenya Covington, Michael Stoll and yours truly underscores this point. The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the single largest affordable housing program in the country is almost as prevalent in the suburbs as in central cities.
Lance Freeman
June 20, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.
Ha'aretz
October 16, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
The Next American City
September 12, 2010, 11am PDT
"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.
Financial Times
August 28, 2010, 1pm PDT
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."
Metropolis Magazine
March 9, 2010, 2pm PST
Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser argues that the United States has a long, pervasive pattern of anti-urban behavior that needs to change.
The Boston Globe
February 4, 2010, 6am PST
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
June 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
A report from the US Census Bureau shows that the nation continues to suburbanize.
New Geography
December 30, 2008, 12pm PST
Adoption of American lifestyles abroad and a downturn in the U.S. economy are contributing to American design firms exporting suburbia around the world.
Huffington Post
April 29, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Harald Bodenschatz calls for a radical shift in the urban planning discourse when he claims for a revitalization not only of the downtown, but of the district centers and of suburbia itself, which should be made denser and more valuable.</p>
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