Suburbs

July 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
Companies are moving back to the city in response to a new generation of workers who prefer the urban environment over suburban office parks.
CNN Money
July 14, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
Chila Daily
July 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.
The Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
The Atlantic
July 6, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
The Brookings Institution
June 30, 2011, 8am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
June 27, 2011, 2pm PDT
The federal rental assistance vouchers known as Section 8 are increasingly putting low-income families into empty homes in the suburbs.
The Washington Post
June 26, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
The New Republic
June 21, 2011, 12pm PDT
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> looks into the history of the cul-de-sac, and why its design flaws overpower its benefits.
99% Invisible
June 21, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
domus
June 13, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
The New York Times
June 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Suburban areas were once strongholds of corporate campuses and office parks. But there's a shift underway that's drawing companies back to cities.
Grist
June 2, 2011, 12pm PDT
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.
The Washington Post
May 13, 2011, 8am PDT
A new study looking at neighborhood satisfaction finds that people living in the suburbs are less satisfied than urban dwellers.
Men's Health
May 8, 2011, 1pm PDT
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.
New Geography
May 5, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.
Wilson Quarterly
May 2, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
USA Today
April 28, 2011, 9am PDT
Levittown is the quintessential American suburb. A new proposal seeks to reinvent it as a hub for small businesses.
Fast Co. Design
April 27, 2011, 8am PDT
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.
The Altantic
April 13, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch