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Sprawl

Blog post
December 23, 2020, 6am PST
A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).
Michael Lewyn
December 14, 2020, 7am PST
With plenty of space to build and an increasingly diverse economy, Houston continues to attract up-and-coming developments offering jobs, housing, and entertainment for the city's growing population.
Houston Chronicle
November 30, 2020, 9am PST
A recent report calls for the region stretching from Oregon to British Columbia to think big about accommodating expected population growth. The report's recommendation to build four new, large cities isn't universally accepted, however.
KUOW
November 19, 2020, 6am PST
The thirst for urban expansion and new highway capacity hit a roadblock on the fringe of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis.
D Magazine
November 9, 2020, 6am PST
New research from China finds an incredible rate of urban expansion in North America and China.
South China Morning Post
October 6, 2020, 8am PDT
A new study published in the Land Use Policy journal explains how Houston's rapid expansion occurred, and why it matters.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
September 23, 2020, 11am PDT
An economic development pro makes an argument for an approach to economic development that prioritizes the urban design decisions that favor community character.
Proud Places
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
Feature
July 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New urbanism.
James Brasuell
Feature
July 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Villages is one of the strangest, and most significant, planning and development stories in recent memory—with surprisingly regular relevance in the media and numerous intersections to politics and culture.
James Brasuell
May 5, 2020, 5am PDT
In the midst of the pandemic, Americans are expressing a new preference for less crowded spaces, according to the results of a Harris Poll conducted last week.
Axios
Blog post
April 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
As in metropolitan New York, big, dense cities don't always suffer from coronavirus to a greater extent than their car-oriented suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 16, 2020, 12pm PDT

In "A History of Street Networks," Lawrence Aurbach discusses the intellectual movements driving the growth of suburban-style street design.

Michael Lewyn
January 29, 2020, 7am PST
A recent study claiming that transportation costs in Houston, among other expenses, raise the cost of living almost to the same level as living in New York City. Some took exception to the study's methodology.
E21
January 27, 2020, 5am PST
The world is sprawling as it develops, according to ambitious new research.
PhysOrg
January 21, 2020, 12pm PST
The extra costs of automobile dependency turn assumptions about affordability on their head, according to a recently published report by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Texas Monthly
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
January 1, 2020, 5am PST
Trends in land use and development are made obvious with satellite imagery tracking changes during the 2010s.
The New York Times
December 23, 2019, 11am PST
The March ballot in San Diego County will ask voters to make big decisions about planning and development on the fringes of the developed parts of the county.
Voice of San Diego
December 9, 2019, 2pm PST
An article published by the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that single-family zoning "exacerbates inequality and undermines efficiency," and should be eliminated entirely.
Journal Of The American Planning Association