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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.
Greater Greater Washington
December 26, 2019, 7am PST
The suburban status quo is due for an update in Michigan's wealthiest county, and a new county executive is ready to lead the county in a new direction.
CityLab
December 18, 2019, 8am PST
The city of Mississauga is undergoing a transformation so complete that one Toronto-based write said the suburb is the city's issue of the year.
Toronto Storeys
Feature
December 17, 2019, 2pm PST
Long considered beneath serious attention by design and planning elites, suburban settlements in the United States are emerging as key arenas to address crucial environmental, economic, and social issues.
Michael Mehaffy
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.
Curbed
December 11, 2019, 11am PST
Rethinking the "brutalscape" of infrastructure that supports the suburbs could be the key to the evolution of suburbs.
The Conversation
November 14, 2019, 5am PST
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
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.
Common Edge
August 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2019, 7am PDT
A rooftop housing development in the Indonesian capital takes the suburb to new heights.
The Guardian
August 11, 2019, 7am PDT
A Vox video digs into the history of how suburbs came to resemble each other.
Vox
August 5, 2019, 8am PDT
Many suburban areas outside thriving urban cores are struggling to deliver vital services and maintain property values as job and population growth stagnates. It's time to confront the realities of those communities, according to this article.
Governing
Blog post
July 22, 2019, 10am PDT
It is conventional wisdom that suburbs are more attractive to families with children than cities. But in fact, the most dense urban cores are gaining children to a greater extent than their suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
July 5, 2019, 5am PDT
The Google-owned company has the data to connect commuters to possible carpool buddies, Whether Waze can stem the long-term decline in carpooling remains to be seen.
City Lab
July 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Population loss doesn't always equate to economic decline. Richard Florida discusses a study examining American metros that are retaining their economic vitality as they shrink.
CityLab
June 11, 2019, 8am PDT
Cincinnati’s first ring suburbs have gone through a pattern of boom and bust, but civic boosters are focusing on the opportunities of the present day.
WVXU
June 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Despite a downtown construction boom, housing is still scarce across the Capital Region. And nearly two-thirds of new homes built since the year 2000 have been single-family structures.
Brookings
May 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
City life is being sold as a convenient version of the suburbs, with similar amenities minus the time-consuming commute.
The New York Times
May 17, 2019, 6am PDT
A new book looks at the evolution of American ballparks and the changes that have mirrored urbanism.
Curbed
May 13, 2019, 10am PDT
New research outlines how to make public transportation a better option for suburban commuters.
Streetsblog USA