Suburbs

A post by Brookings explains how the racial tensions and violent clashes between police and protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are a symptom of common contemporary archetype: the impoverished suburb.
Aug 18, 2014   Brookings
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
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> looks into the history of the cul-de-sac, and why its design flaws overpower its benefits.
Jun 21, 2011   99% Invisible
Photographer Daniel Kariko focuses on issues of land use in sensitive environments. His latest work looks at stalled suburban housing developments in the U.S.
Jun 21, 2011   domus
Real estate advisor Melina Duggal suggests that while studies show that today Millennials are seeking urban digs, that preference could change as they grow older and suburbs get more walkable.
Jun 13, 2011   The New York Times
Suburban areas were once strongholds of corporate campuses and office parks. But there's a shift underway that's drawing companies back to cities.
Jun 2, 2011   Grist
Once thought to be only needed in dense inner cities, underground parking lots are being built now in suburban areas to reduce the use of space in tightening quarters.
Jun 2, 2011   The Washington Post
A new study looking at neighborhood satisfaction finds that people living in the suburbs are less satisfied than urban dwellers.
May 13, 2011   Men's Health