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
Joel Kotkin says that despite the fashion for density among urban planners, the future relies on "dispersion" and focusing on developing small and mid-range cities.
May 8, 2011   New Geography
Density -- either high or low or somewhere in the middle -- is a key defining element of our cities. In this essay, Witold Rybczynski looks at the relative densities of U.S. cities and suggests that things may start to change subtly.
May 5, 2011   Wilson Quarterly
Suburban population growth in the U.S. is still on the rise, but new trends show that those suburbs closest to urban cores and those farthest away are driving the growth.
May 2, 2011   USA Today
Levittown is the quintessential American suburb. A new proposal seeks to reinvent it as a hub for small businesses.
Apr 28, 2011   Fast Co. Design
In this wide-ranging post for <em>The Atlantic</em>, the NRDC's Kaid Benfield explores some of the major trends playing out in urban and suburban America, and how the suburbs are less and less the dominant urban form in the market.
Apr 27, 2011   The Altantic
In the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, the young people have mostly left and older folks have decided to "age in place." This worries city administrators, who see their tax base leaving the workforce.
Apr 13, 2011   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Seeing an unfilled niche in the housing marketplace, developers in suburban Seattle are trying to build a communal housing development.
Mar 30, 2011   Sustainable Industries
Cities with high populations of black Americans are losing them, according to figures form the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mar 24, 2011   USA Today
Suburban areas are increasingly in the sights of planners and designers who are thinking of new ways to reform the sprawled out land use patterns. This interview looks at how those efforts relate to Houston.
Mar 18, 2011   Transportation Nation
Timothy Egan describes growing American ethnoburbs, or "entire cities" (or suburbs) "dominated by a nonwhite ethnic group," and their implications for politics and power.
Mar 14, 2011   New York Times