December 13, 2019, 7am PST
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.
October 7, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
May 13, 2019, 10am PDT
New research outlines how to make public transportation a better option for suburban commuters.
August 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Suburbia isn't an accident.
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
January 13, 2017, 6am PST
Yeah, this is a weird one.
June 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A review of the recent "Future of Suburbia" event held at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
May 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
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?
January 12, 2016, 7am PST
A new book makes the case for suburban urbanity.
October 17, 2015, 5am PDT
"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.
September 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
A proud suburban resident defends her neighborhood from the criticisms of city-dwellers. It's not walkable, it's not perfect, but it's home.
August 31, 2015, 5am PDT
The suburbs are not conducive to the aging baby boomers that populate them. How do we prepare?
August 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Is the challenge of retrofitting sprawl intractable or unavoidable?
July 27, 2015, 8am PDT
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
July 7, 2015, 7am PDT
For a long time, surface parking lots blanketed Maryland's Montgomery County. Developers and county officials now prioritize mixed-use infill with parking concealed underground.
June 30, 2015, 8am PDT
Chinese and Indian cities have been quick to welcome housing developments modeled on North American suburbs, including "Orange County" and "Vancouver Forest" in Beijing. This globalized sprawl perpetuates all the ills of our own.
June 8, 2015, 6am PDT
According to this article, the market forces behind large home construction are alive and well. In a process of suburban gentrification, developers purchase older, smaller homes and build "McMansions" in their place.
March 8, 2015, 5am PDT
Successful driverless cars might lead to "mini mass transit," a distinct mode from public transit and the private automobile. The consequences for land use could reshape suburbia.
December 15, 2014, 7am PST
Ian Law of Place Alliance spoke to the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver at the end of November about what it takes to accomplish a vision for a more dense, walkable suburban downtown.
May 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs.