Back to the City

6 days ago
The "back to the city" movement of the past decade or so could prove to be the outlier, as Census data shows population growth slowing in the biggest cities while suburban areas lead population growth in more metropolitan areas.
Brookings Institution
May 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A forthcoming study, to be published by the Journal of Regional Science, finds the urban preferences of younger generations growing over the past three decades.
CityLab
May 24, 2019, 6am PDT
A common narrative about Millennials: their preference for urban environments like San Francisco and New York City. To what degree is the stereotype real?
Bloomberg
April 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Interested observers have been predicting a crest of the American "back to the city" movement for years now—the idea that as Millennials come of age they will lose interest in urban lifestyles and seek the comfort of the suburbs.
City Observatory
November 16, 2017, 10am PST
The Houston Downtown Management District and Central Houston Inc. have released a new 20-year vision for Downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The author of the "The Rise of the Creative Class" and the "New Urban Crisis" says cities have had their moment.
The New York Times
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
Al Jazeera
May 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
January 17, 2016, 1pm PST
GE is abandoning its 68-acre suburban campus in Fairfield, Conn. for Boston's Seaport District. As WBUR's technology reporter, Curt Nickisch put it, "Today's knowledge workers want bike racks and subway stops not country clubs and parking garages."
NPR
July 25, 2004, 11am PDT
Babay boomers are leaving the suburbs and moving to pedestrian-friendly cities.
AARP