Suburban Growth

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Resilience Planning for Suburban Growth

Whether or not the suburban shift accelerated by the pandemic continues, policymakers can implement climate resilience strategies and guide sustainable growth in both cities and exurbs.

April 12, 2022 - Brookings

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cities in the South and West Keep Sprawling

New suburbs continue to expand into previously undeveloped areas, putting strain on local resources.

August 13, 2021 - The Washington Post

Texas residential

Affordable Housing Challenges in Beltway Suburbs

More people are moving to suburban counties, but a lack of affordable housing in places such as Loudon County, Virginia, means the suburbs are not an option for a growing number of people.

January 22, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington


The Return of Suburbanization

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.

June 9, 2019 - Brookings Institution

Dallas, Texas

Op-Ed Exposes The Land Use Connections to Congestion in North Texas

The rapid economic growth of North Texas might not translate to economic mobility for many residents if the region can't better connect land use and transportation planning, according to this opinion piece.

May 7, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

The Villages, Florida

What Central Florida's Population Growth Reveals About U.S. Real Estate Trends

Big trends—a geographic shift back to the suburban and exurban areas and a "silver tsunami"—are apparent in population figures for two Florida locations.

April 24, 2019 - Curbed

Olympic Mountains

Housing Construction Slows to a Crawl in Seattle's Suburbs

Seattle's suburbs are no longer leading the region in housing construction, even as Seattle's urban core is building more housing than ever.

August 12, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Texas Apartments

Apartment Development Shifts North of Dallas

The Dallas apartment building 'boom' is occurring in places like Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.

April 7, 2018 - Dallas News


New Research Methods Help Nebraska's Water Management Plan

Researchers at the University of Nebraska have been working with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to develop best practices for predicting and planning for the future water needs of urban developments.

October 11, 2017 - University of Nebraska College of Architecture

High Line

Richard Florida: 'The Urban Revival Is Over'

The author of the "The Rise of the Creative Class" and the "New Urban Crisis" says cities have had their moment.

September 5, 2017 - The New York Times

Checking in With Development Plans on the '$5 Billion Mile' in Frisco, Texas

Dallas suburbs continue their development boom. The latest example comes from Frisco.

July 5, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

Infill Comes to Atlanta's Single-Family Neighborhoods

The Atlanta metropolitan area is facing an estimated 2.5 million new residents by 2040. Some current residents are surprised at some of the neighborhoods accommodating that growth.

June 2, 2017 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Calgary Suburbs

Canada's Growth Trending Toward the Suburban

According to this opinion piece, the tales of urbanizing Canada are overblown. "We're a suburban nation," says one of the sources quoted in the article.

May 30, 2017 - The Globe and Mail

Population Decline in the Latest Census Estimates

Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.

March 28, 2017 - Governing

Suburban School Crossing

New Census Data Confirms: Suburban Areas Lead U.S. Growth

Post-recession population growth in the United States looks a lot like pre-recession growth in the United States. As some have predicted or already noticed: the story of U.S. growth is still suburban.

March 23, 2017 - FiveThirtyEight

SEPTA Trolley

Families Departing Philadelphia for the Suburbs

That headlining claim is found in a recent research study from Pew Charitable Trust's Philadelphia Research Initiative—more demographic goodies are included.

July 16, 2016 - NewsWorks

great lakes

Water Diversion Controversy Stifles Milwaukee Suburb's Growth Plans

The city of Waukesha asked for more water than the Great Lakes Compact would allow. Commenters remind the city of Waukesha that water for growth was never the goal of the Great Lakes Compact.

May 6, 2016 - Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Population Growth Trends Return to Pre-Recession Norms

It's almost like the Great Recession and the Great Urban Renaissance never happened, as Americans are moving to the suburbs and the Sunbelt than to the nation's urban areas.

March 25, 2016 - Jed Kolko

Austin Texas

Census Data: Growth Trends Favor Sunbelt Cities

Although city growth continues to outpace the suburbs, the nation's three largest cities are experiencing a growth slowdown. Sunbelt cities like Austin and Orlando are picking up the slack.

June 6, 2015 - Brookings

Daytona Beach

Where Suburbs Outgrew Core Cities

In some places in the United States, mostly in Florida, some suburban cities have become the big kids on the block.

February 24, 2015 - Panethos

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