Suburbs

March 2, 2011, 7am PST
Canada's suburbs don't have to be a problem, according to architect Drew Adams, who proposes a plan to densify them by developing unused space.
The Toronto Star
February 24, 2011, 5am PST
Common conceptions about suburbs are fading away, according to William Upski Wimsatt.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2011, 10am PST
As more and more people move to cities, they will be the focus of much policy and investment. But the suburbs should not be forgotten, argues Mary Newsom. They should be fixed.
The Charlotte Observer
February 16, 2011, 11am PST
An Australian report finds that suburbs in Australia may be on the path to slum status if the country's oil addiction is not resisted.
Treehugger
February 10, 2011, 2pm PST
A study conducted in Illinois has found no correlation between rates of obesity to suburban sprawl, as was previously believed.
US News
February 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Ever since David Owen's book Green Metropolis pushed forward the idea that cities are better for the planet, people have been debating if it's really so. New evidence says yes.
Grist
January 12, 2011, 10am PST
The Record talks with June Williamson, co-author of the popular book "Retrofitting Suburbia", about the importance of preparing suburbs for a new and different future.
The Record
January 5, 2011, 9am PST
Rick Harrison believes that city planning has turned into a faith-based series of architectural commandments that demonize the suburbs and cast out naysayers.
New Geography
December 16, 2010, 12pm PST
Grist talks with Galina Tachieva, author of Sprawl Repair Manual.
Grist
December 15, 2010, 11am PST
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new immigrants have been heading to small towns and suburban areas rather than big cities over the past decade.
The New York Times
October 30, 2010, 7am PDT
In suburban Vancouver, a small development near a university is trying to replicate the successes of Vancouver's urbanism with dense building clusters and walkable neighborhoods.
Grist
October 22, 2010, 5am PDT
There seems to be a lot of rhetoric pitting suburbs and cities against each other in some sort of ideological war. But, as this piece from <em>Grist</em> asks, is that war even real?
Grist
October 15, 2010, 11am PDT
Trails and walking paths are commonly built in suburban areas. But their mere presence doesn't automatically mean they'll be used, according to a new study.
Miller-McCune
October 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
The Wall Street Journal
September 22, 2010, 2pm PDT
Travel + Leisure magazine confuses suburbs with small cities in a recent article called "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit." The New Urban Network shows how they got it wrong.
New Urban Network
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 30, 2010, 6am PDT
Citing three examples of growing pains in Metro Atlanta, this piece wonders whether the region is incapable of efficiently growing any further.
The Economist
August 22, 2010, 9am PDT
To help pay for transportation needs, a Kansas City suburb approved a "driveway" tax based on the amount of traffic a property is expected to generate.
The Kansas City Star
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
August 18, 2010, 5am PDT
Writing in <em>Foreign Policy</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that increasing urbanization and density are not inevitable realities.
Foreign Policy