Suburbs

One common argument against the abolition of minimum parking requirements is that abolition would be futile: developers generally build as much parking as the law requires and then some.  Opinion
Jun 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
SouthWest Transit, amidst a period of increased ridership, has added new express routes, new buses, and even a new bike-share program. Motivating the agency, in part at least, for are the changes due if and when light rail arrives to the suburbs.
Jun 13, 2014   Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Like in many other metro areas in the country, homelessness and poverty are spreading to the suburbs in Denver. And like in other suburban areas, homelessness hides better in the suburbs, so services can be scant for a problem that is large.
May 18, 2014   Denver Post
“Can Paradise be Planned?” asks Allison Arieff in a recent op-ed. The article discusses new books by architect Robert A.M. Stern and photographer Christoph Gielen to look for reasons for optimism with regard to suburbs and planning.
Apr 21, 2014   New York Times
Once upon a time, tech start-ups located almost exclusively in the suburbs. New data reveals the extent to which this pattern has been reversed.
Apr 2, 2014   Atlantic Cities
The decision of where to locate ballparks, and to what extent the public should subsidize that location, can have ripple effects throughout the land use and transportation systems of a region.
Mar 7, 2014   Cities That Work
Movoto Real Estate figured it was time to see just which suburbs can still claim to be safer than their big city neighbors.
Feb 27, 2014   Movoto Blog
According to Census data, the city of Seattle's population is growing faster than its King County suburbs—for the first time since 1910.
Feb 26, 2014   Seattle Times
In some ways, suburbia has clearly given its residents the benefits they hoped for: newer housing with more space, cheaper housing than in the most fashionable city neighborhoods, and "better" (that is, more racially and economically segregated) schools. Opinion
Feb 13, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Atlantic Cities details the new urbanist vision of a master planned community called Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona. The development’s mix of uses, form-based code, and walkability create “an uncommon sales pitch for car-dependent Arizona.”
Feb 7, 2014   Atlantic Cities
Ranking suburbs on metrics of excitement? That’s a zesty response to the suburb-bashing parlance of the times, and the Movoto Real Estate Blog has done just that.
Feb 3, 2014   Movoto Blog