Suburbs

“Can Paradise be Planned?” asks Allison Arieff in a recent op-ed. The article discusses new books by architect A.M. Stern and photographer Christoph Gielen to look for reasons for optimism with regard to suburbs and planning.
2 days ago   New York Times
Jenny Sullivan of Builder Magazine spots a trend for slightly increased densities in suburban towns, creating urban-lite communities that are attracting city dwellers who would never have dreamed of living in the burbs.
Aug 3, 2011   Builder Magazine
The youth of America will ditch its cities in favor of the suburbs, according to this op-ed from Joel Kotkin.
Jul 27, 2011   New Geography
Companies are moving back to the city in response to a new generation of workers who prefer the urban environment over suburban office parks.
Jul 22, 2011   CNN Money
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
A new finding by Univ. of Wisconsin Population Health Institute reveals that when the health variable is isolated, suburban living beats living in the city and in rural areas.
Jul 12, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
As the downturn in the market physically reshapes the metropolitan regions of the United States, the shifting populations and economies of its cities and suburban areas are becoming increasingly intertwined.
Jul 7, 2011   The Atlantic
A Brookings Institute report shows that the difference between crime in the suburbs and cities has drastically decreased, and argues that the current drop in crime rates weakens the correlation between ethnic groups and crime.
Jul 6, 2011   The Brookings Institution
The 2010 Census showed that the baby-boom generation led to the growth of older populations settling in suburbs, which is causing local governments to rethink whom their services should cater to.
Jun 30, 2011   The Washington Post
The federal rental assistance vouchers known as Section 8 are increasingly putting low-income families into empty homes in the suburbs.
Jun 27, 2011   The Washington Post
Nicholas Lehmann wrote a review earlier this week wrapping up all of the latest planning books like Ed Glaeser's Triumph of the City into one hodgepodge critique that boiled down to a defense of the suburbs.
Jun 26, 2011   The New Republic