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Sprawl

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
December 7, 2019, 11am PST
Low density sprawl stretches the tax dollars of every resident. That fact could be used to support plans for more infill density, according to this article set in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Winnipeg Free Press
December 6, 2019, 1pm PST
Sprawling subdivision development in Montana is popping up in former agricultural land, pressuring water resources and leading to some legal controversy.
High Country News
Blog post
December 3, 2019, 5am PST
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
November 23, 2019, 7am PST
When complete, the Rolling V Ranch will be one of the largest residential developments in the state of Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
November 10, 2019, 11am PST
Will the arid West’s farms and settlements thrive for another century? Better conservation policy should take a longer view.
The American Conservative
October 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Even when fewer people live in sprawling suburban communities than dense urban communities, one of these settlement types has the benefit of being much cheaper to serve.
LSE US Centre
October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA
September 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
Permits for new housing continue to lag despite a long economic boom. For coastal metros, it's a familiar story of job growth outpacing new construction. In some Sun Belt cities, sprawl is the bigger concern.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Numerous master planned communities are popping at a quick rate in the Central Valley outside the city of Fresno, but just across the line in Madera County. A new city is envisioned.
Fresno Bee