Suburban Development

April 5, 2016, 10am PDT
A new zoning law in Toronto could enable its hundreds of suburban tower developments to become vibrant and active communities.
Doggerel
October 21, 2015, 11am PDT
Haddon Township, a suburb of Philadelphia located in New Jersey, might have been so relieved to finally close a deal on a long-disputed redevelopment project that it neglected the immense potential of the opportunity.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
It's a case of the haves vs. the have-nots in transportation spending for a rapidly growing suburban area of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
August 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
A suburb of Cincinnati provides evidence of renewed demand for master planned communities.
Cincinnati Business Courier
June 8, 2015, 6am PDT
According to this article, the market forces behind large home construction are alive and well. In a process of suburban gentrification, developers purchase older, smaller homes and build "McMansions" in their place.
Bloomberg
March 16, 2015, 11am PDT
With more people gravitating toward cities than ever before, new urban morphologies are proliferating throughout the world. Arup Connect's Sarah Wesseler talks with Roger Keil of York University about challenges facing global suburban development.
Arup Connect
March 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to a Denver Post article, the Denver metropolitan area has 31,000 homes in the development pipeline. All but 2,600 of those homes would be built in suburban counties surrounding Denver.
Denver Post
June 12, 2013, 11am PDT
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.
Star Tribune
February 15, 2013, 5am PST
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.
New Geography
February 1, 2012, 12pm PST
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.
France 24
July 14, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
Chila Daily
December 14, 2010, 9am PST
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."
Star Tribune
August 19, 2010, 11am PDT
The new album by Arcade Fire is themed around suburban sprawl, offering an interesting commentary on city planning and development.
SPUR Urbanist
July 31, 2010, 9am PDT
Real estate investment is expected to rise sharply in the greater Cairo region. Some fear this will bring about American-style suburban sprawl.
Global Real Estate Monitor
July 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
"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.
The Global Urbanist
July 20, 2009, 5am PDT
The suburbs are steadily becoming more urban, with denser development, taller buildings, and a greater mix of uses.
USA Today
June 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
New Geography
Blog post
October 26, 2008, 10am PDT

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.

The bar was in the lobby of a classic desert resort in Arizona. On the TV, CNN was delivering headlines of imminent doom. It was the last days of September, and the foundations of American finance were cracking under the strains of default and distrust.

Gordon Price
October 23, 2008, 5am PDT
A melting economy and struggling suburbs may mean it's time to reconsider how we model our cities and development patterns, according to this column.
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Though there is some resistance to change, many cities in North America have their sights on undoing the damage of the last 50 years of suburban development.</p>
The Toronto Star