Sprawl

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Homebuyers are looking for locations with quality transit access in Los Angeles, and they're willing to pay more for the option having transit nearby.
Bloomberg
Blog post
April 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Defenders of suburban expansion argue that government should build more roads in order to open up more land for housing. What's wrong with that argument?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
In Order Without Design, Alain Bertaud takes a middle position between consistent supporters of suburbia and sprawl critics.
Michael Lewyn
March 26, 2019, 6am PDT
With infrastructure and housing prices in the national discussion more than ever before, the federal government still doesn't seem ready to really change its ways.
Route Fifty
March 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The gas tax, suburban highway spending cycle is both self-serving and self-destructive, according to the article.
Streetsblog USA
February 27, 2019, 6am PST
The question of how and where to grow is causing controversy in Toronto. A recent op-ed picks a side.
Toronto Sun
February 22, 2019, 12pm PST
According to a recent report, the self-sufficiency of agriculture in the Washington, D.C. region is declining. Encroachment from suburban sprawl, driven by a region-wide housing crunch, is one causal factor.
Greater Greater Washington
February 5, 2019, 2pm PST
By 2030, cities will have tripled in size since 2000. Unmanaged, incessant growth is threatening the planet, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute.
Curbed
January 23, 2019, 10am PST
The latest edition of the annual report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition reports more and more death and tragedy on American streets and roads.
CityLab
Blog post
January 22, 2019, 10am PST
The Federal Highway Administration's National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) shows that transit use is rising and household vehicle miles traveled are declining—but other data sources paint a more ambiguous picture.
Michael Lewyn
January 4, 2019, 6am PST
A proposed bill would open nearly 2 million acres of protected land to commercial and industrial development.
TVO
December 13, 2018, 1pm PST
When will California listen to the experts and stop building in fire prone areas? Not today.
Associated Press via KCRA
December 3, 2018, 8am PST
Sprawl leads to more emissions, but the economic costs are also high. Policies and strategies that ensure compact growth are essential.
World Resources Institute
November 17, 2018, 5am PST
American suburbs are growing, and understanding the evolution of suburban sprawl is a useful guide for the future.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
November 10, 2018, 11am PST
The "Satellite timelapse" account on YouTube created a timelapse of satellite imagery of Las Vegas and nearby Lake Mead between 1986 and 2016.
Satellite timelapse on YouTube
November 5, 2018, 10am PST
The founder of New Urbanism takes his autonomous vehicle skepticism, and ideas for other solutions to congestion, to the pages of the New York Times.
The New York Times
August 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
First proposed in 1999, the Centennial project has been litigated and revised for years. The county's Regional Planning Commission has recommended approval, potentially opening another layer of sprawl at the far reaches of Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2018, 2pm PDT
A study by David C. Phillips, associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, reveals hiring prejudice against people who would have to commute farther to work, in addition to bias against people with "black sounding" names.
Journalist's Resource
Blog post
August 27, 2018, 9am PDT
In the Rust Belt, neighborhood decline is much more significant than gentrification.
Michael Lewyn
August 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
Two case studies exemplify the extreme economic and legal pressures surrounding water supply in the state of Arizona.
Water Deeply