United States

Although unemployment has declined, according to this report commutes are getting longer. "Job sprawl" often plagues minority and poor areas where housing is more affordable.
8 hours ago   Al Jazeera America
<p>The recent phenomenon of housing abandonment in the suburbs is only the beginning: projections now estimate that by 2025 40% of large-lot homes will be standing vacant.</p>
Feb 21, 2008   Atlantic Monthly
<p>The best way to improve automobiles is to improve cities, according to this article from <em>Business Week</em>.</p>
Feb 21, 2008   Business Week
<p>As the population booms, the need for housing and development will become even greater over the next 20 years. Many are arguing for a shift away from the cookie-cutter land use patterns of the past.</p>
Feb 21, 2008   The New York Times
<p>City rankings can be double-edged sword.</p>
Feb 21, 2008   Governing
<p>This editorial from <em>The New York Times</em> bemoans the absence of discussion about urban policy in the presidential campaigns.</p>
Feb 20, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Mark Ames, author of "Going Postal", wonders if American gun tragedies like last week's massacre at Northern Illinois University might be at least partially explained by the bleak physical built environments of middle America.</p>
Feb 20, 2008   AlterNet
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz is betting Tijuana-style development will flourish in gentrifying American neighborhoods -- and preserve their lower income populations.</p>
Feb 19, 2008   The New York Times
<p>With enclosed malls across the country struggling to stay afloat, a recent discussion panel weighed whether this development type is on the verge of extinction.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Globe St.
<p>A new suburbanite writes into an advice columnist for help dealing with his suburban depression.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Salon
<p>Many cities are working toward addressing climate change. Some are establishing task forces to figure out how to prepare for peak oil. Spokane, Washington, is the first city to do both together, with a strategic planning effort launched last week.</p>
Feb 18, 2008   Post Carbon Cities