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Suburbs

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
May 6, 2019, 10am PDT
Black neighborhoods near city centers are diversifying as whites move in and buy up properties. But the influx of these higher-income residents is leading to more divisions than inclusivity.
The New York Times
April 27, 2019, 5am PDT
June Williamson explains the necessary components of the next generation of the suburban retrofitting project, and why these actions are so necessary.
Redesigning Cities via YouTube
April 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new book about unconventional suburbs challenges the perception that these were socially and racially homogenous places.
CityLab
April 1, 2019, 7am PDT
Everything we thought we knew about Millennials was wrong.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The metamorphoses of suburban commercial buildings reflect a story of the urban landscape waiting to be told.
The American Conservative
March 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.
San Francisco Examiner
February 22, 2019, 12pm PST
According to a recent report, the self-sufficiency of agriculture in the Washington, D.C. region is declining. Encroachment from suburban sprawl, driven by a region-wide housing crunch, is one causal factor.
Greater Greater Washington
February 22, 2019, 5am PST
The definitions of suburban chosen by researchers tend to fall into three categories—and each has a significant impact and the results of academic inquiry.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University