Suburban Development

A fragmented network of sidewalks is commonplace in the suburbs of Hennepin County, Minnesota. Mary Jane Smetanka reports on controversial efforts to fill in the gaps and retrofit these suburban neighborhoods as walkable places.
Jun 12, 2013   Star Tribune
Anyone with an Internet connection can tell you when a city was founded. But after the trauma of urban renewal and suburban flight, how much historic fabric remains? Wendell Cox ranks metropolitan areas by their shares of pre-World War II homes.
Feb 15, 2013   New Geography
As the strip malls ubiquitous across the suburbs of the United States and Canada lose favor and become increasingly derelict, planners and developers debate whether there is anything about the 'retail relics' worth salvaging.
Feb 1, 2012   France 24
Shanghai in its 12th Five-Year Plan is modeling seven new satellite cities as suburbs to alleviate the density in the city center, reports Yu Ran, China Daily.
Jul 14, 2011   Chila Daily
Twin Cities developer and software guru Rick Harrison believes that, through innovative urban design configurations such as 'coving,' suburban areas can be transformed from "disdainable to sustainable."
Dec 14, 2010   Star Tribune
The new album by Arcade Fire is themed around suburban sprawl, offering an interesting commentary on city planning and development.
Aug 19, 2010   SPUR Urbanist
Real estate investment is expected to rise sharply in the greater Cairo region. Some fear this will bring about American-style suburban sprawl.
Jul 31, 2010   Global Real Estate Monitor
"London's councils seem set on continuing the imbalance between the city center and outer suburbs, where the former supplies most of the jobs, and the latter most of the residents." Joe Peach reports on economic potential of suburban independence.
Jul 24, 2010   The Global Urbanist
The suburbs are steadily becoming more urban, with denser development, taller buildings, and a greater mix of uses.
Jul 20, 2009   USA Today
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
Jun 15, 2009   New Geography
Out in the bar, the world as we know it was coming to an end. In the backroom, meanwhile, smart people were trying to figure out the future of suburbia. Opinion
Oct 26, 2008   By Gordon Price