Suburban Sprawl

June 6, 2015, 7am PDT
Although city growth continues to outpace the suburbs, the nation's three largest cities are experiencing a growth slowdown. Sunbelt cities like Austin and Orlando are picking up the slack.
Brookings
March 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
In an interview, architect Renzo Piano says European suburbs are not desolate. He argues they shouldn't be treated as such in the quest for cohesive cities.
WNYC
March 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to a Denver Post article, the Denver metropolitan area has 31,000 homes in the development pipeline. All but 2,600 of those homes would be built in suburban counties surrounding Denver.
Denver Post
November 7, 2014, 7am PST
After a ballot measure approved the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) expansion into a suburban county outside of Atlanta, the transit agency could set precedent on how to effectively adapt to sprawling suburbs.
The Week
September 15, 2014, 7am PDT
According to Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resource Defense Council, the best way to save our natural wonders is by living and investing in cities.
NRDC Switchboard
August 2, 2014, 11am PDT
An overview of how urbanists in California have shifted their thinking about repairing urban cores. The article is by Howard Blackson III, an urban designer.
UrbDeZine
May 7, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new book explains how suburban dwellers have built "zoning rules, housing covenants and other mechanisms" to protect "their privileged place in the residential pecking order."
The Washington Post
October 16, 2013, 5am PDT
In a recent "TED Talk", Jeff Speck makes the case for creating a more walkable America based not on design arguments, but rather on the potential to create a more economically resilient, healthier, and environmentally sustainable country.
DC.Streetsblog
September 16, 2013, 5am PDT
If the small city of Otsego, located 30 miles from Minneapolis, is a guide, sprawl may be poised to make a comeback as the housing market roars back to life. But larger indicators point to a withdrawal from sprawl.
The New York Times
September 9, 2012, 7am PDT
German photographer Christoph Gielen has trained his artistic eye on America's suburbs, capturing aerial images of sprawl "in all its geometric glory" in order to "startle the viewers," reports Ariel Schwartz.
Fast Company Co.Exist
August 6, 2012, 2pm PDT
Kaid Benfield wades into the density debate by pointing out that density and sprawl can go hand in hand.
Switchboard
May 17, 2012, 6am PDT
Haya El Nasser describes the housing market's fundamental structural changes as the housing industry rethinks what type of housing to build and where to build it.
USA Today
April 6, 2012, 5am PDT
Haya El Nasser and Paul Overberg report on how current trends could cause the extinction of suburban sprawl.
USA Today
April 5, 2012, 11am PDT
McKay Jenkins looks at the challenges confronting Maryland as the state tries to reckon with the devastating consequences of the era of sprawl and prepare for an additional one million people over the next twenty five years.
Urbanite
June 16, 2011, 12pm PDT
Charles Marohn explains how cities and towns failed to consider the future expense of expanded infrastructure to new suburban developments.
New Urban Network
June 10, 2011, 12pm PDT
In rural Georgia, a New Urbanist style development is slowly materializing, andhoping to be a sustainable antidote to urban sprawl.
Architectural Record
July 28, 2010, 12pm PDT
Blueprint America reports from suburban Atlanta, where getting to the other side of the road is nothing to take for granted.
PBS - Blueprint America
July 25, 2010, 9am PDT
Adam Meyer describes his parents' and grandparents' experiences growing up in the San Gabriel valley of east Los Angeles and charts the changes that have taken place since they first moved there in the 1950s.
New Geography
July 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
"London's councils seem set on continuing the imbalance between the city center and outer suburbs, where the former supplies most of the jobs, and the latter most of the residents." Joe Peach reports on economic potential of suburban independence.
The Global Urbanist
June 9, 2009, 7am PDT
The Morris County Planning Board indicates that no new residential subdivisions of 20 or more lots were received in 2008, which signals the end of large-tract developments.
Daily Record