Suburbia

Suburban Neighborhood

Homeownership—American Dream or Nightmare?

Owning a home has long been considered the ultimate aspiration. But social and economic realities mean the stories about and the path to homeownership are not simple and straightforward.

December 13, 2019 - Curbed

aerial view of identical suburban homes

Opinion: The Old Visions of Suburbia Are an Anachronism

Low-density suburbs are on their way out, and the suburbs of the future will better address the present-day needs of the people living in them.

October 7, 2019 - Common Edge

Suburban traffic

Easy Ways to Boost Suburban Transit

New research outlines how to make public transportation a better option for suburban commuters.

May 13, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Sprawl

The Tax Code's Special Interest: Suburban Real Estate

Suburbia isn't an accident.

August 24, 2017 - Devon Marisa Zuegel

The 'Steady Decline' of Suburban America

Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.

August 14, 2017 - Al Jazeera

Rich Suburban House

Friday Funny: A Survey to Rate the Greatness of Driveways

Yeah, this is a weird one.

January 13, 2017 - Clickhole

Exurbs Black and White

More Common Ground Sought for the 'Future of Suburbia'

A review of the recent "Future of Suburbia" event held at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

June 15, 2016 - Architect

Suburban Rowhouses

The Suburban Future

It's not a popular viewpoint, but what if suburbs end up being more critical to a sustainable and efficient future than dense urban areas?

May 17, 2016 - Smithsonian Magazine

night time image of active downtown pasadena

What's So Urban About the Suburbs?

A new book makes the case for suburban urbanity.

January 12, 2016 - CityLab

Minnesota History Center Exhibit Makes Room for Suburban Romance

"Suburbia," opening today at the new Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, allows a portrait of suburban living that goes well beyond the mundane. By redefining the history suburbia, the exhibit also tracks the contemporary evolution of suburbs.

October 17, 2015 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.