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.
Yesterday   New York Times
How far outside of New York City do you have to travel to find the suburban pleasures of miniature golf, batting cages, or an Applebee's? Surprise, they can all be found in the five boroughs. Jesse McKinley seeks to explain this phenomenon.
Jun 2, 2012   The New York Times
In an opinion piece for <em>The New York Times</em>, Christopher B. Leinberger summarizes a new report he's co-authored for the Brookings Institution that demonstrates the correlation between walkability and real estate value.
May 26, 2012   The New York Times
Richard Florida speaks with Alan Ehrenhalt about the subject of his new book, <em>The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City</em>: the reversal of the last century's great shift in people and economic activity to the suburbs
May 22, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In this excerpt from her new book, "Before the Lights Go Out" author Maggie Koerth-Baker warns of the converging crises of peak oil and climate change on suburban areas.
Apr 3, 2012   Scientific American
A sluggish housing market has stemmed the flow of young parents into Chicago's suburbs, putting pressure on city officials to make public schools better, John Pletz reports.
Mar 28, 2012   Crain's Chicago Business
A recent panel held at the Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with their current exhibition, <em>Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</em>, provided a reality check for the visionary thinking depicted in the show, writes Jayne Merkel.
Mar 27, 2012   Architectural Record
As part of its "Future Tense" initiative with the New America Foundation, Slate is exploring the concept of resilience. In this article, Patrick Doherty makes the case for improving America's resilience by reconsidering suburban development.
Mar 22, 2012   Slate.com
Lisa McGirr looks at the growing challenge of suburban poverty, which in the last decade has climbed by 25 percent (almost five times faster than cities), and the larger trends that it signifies.
Mar 20, 2012   The New York Times
Mark Hinshaw calls an end to the use of the term "suburb" to describe the communities ringing Seattle, and the inferior connotations attached to it. It's a term that he thinks has outlived its usefulness.
Mar 6, 2012   Crosscut
Justin Davidson reviews a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art called “Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream”, that asks architect-led teams to address the myriad problems plaguing the country's suburbs.
Feb 14, 2012   New York Magazine