Sprawl

4 days ago
There's a lot to like about the resurgence of downtown cores. But as is the case elsewhere, Denver's core has only attracted a small subset of the wider city's population. Most people still call the suburbs home.
The Denver Post
June 11, 2018, 8am PDT
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
CommercialCafe
May 30, 2018, 10am PDT
The sprawling, asphalt communities of U.S. cities, built as a result of mid-20th century planning, will meet terrible consequences during the extreme weather events of climate change.
Slate
May 28, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of researchers have identified one area near the 101 and other near I-15 that would help keep the big cats alive and healthy.
Los Angeles Times
May 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial vote sets a "fix it first" agenda for regional transit planning—the implications of this decision could potentially reach far beyond the scope of this single project.
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2018, 8am PDT
Development continues to encroach on agricultural land around the United States. A new study shows exactly how much agricultural land has been developed.
Modern Farmer
May 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
Revisiting one day in 2012, a reporter finds that many of the Dallas-Fort Worth areas affected by the storms were barely inhabited 20 years ago.
The Texas Tribune
May 9, 2018, 6am PDT
A compendium of big box dissent.
Strong Towns
May 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
A prominent conservative with an infamous name is promoting single-family home development in the Toronto greenbelt as a way to release pressure on the Toronto housing market.
Toronto Sun
April 28, 2018, 9am PDT
A legacy of discriminatory planning exacerbated the low-density sprawl that's been so hard for Los Angeles to roll back.
The American Prospect
April 16, 2018, 6am PDT
Lessons from Edge City, after the world changed again.
CityLab
March 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Phoenix is growing, it's now America's fifth largest city, but its water supply is shrinking.
The Guardian
March 13, 2018, 10am PDT
How we pay for our roads will play a big role in what happens to cities when autonomous vehicles become common place in cities.
The Economist
Blog post
March 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
The International Housing Affordability Survey is biased in ways that make urban-fringe housing seem more affordable and infill seem less affordable. Anybody who uses this analysis should be warned.
Todd Litman
Feature
March 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
Insight into the hard work of implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Michael Mehaffy
March 9, 2018, 8am PST
Boise and surrounding cities are going to need new housing to meet the demand of tens of thousands of new residents in the coming years.
Idaho Business Review
March 9, 2018, 6am PST
For many decades now, most communities in the United States have grown as a series of subdivisions, built on a tried and true formula. It might be time to change the math.
Strong Towns
March 8, 2018, 7am PST
The International Housing Affordability Survey rates affordability in selected urban regions. Although presented as objective research, the IHAS is actually propaganda. Users of this information should be warned about its biases
True Affordability. Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
February 9, 2018, 7am PST
The expansion of the built environment proceeds with little regard for the loss of biodiversity, and the planning field isn't doing enough to help.
ASLA The Dirt
February 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Mapping housing production over the decades since the 1960s reveals a pattern that must be shifted to achieve the housing growth needed to face the economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Buildzoom