Suburbs

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"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
February 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The story of informal housing is one of changing racial and class demographics, economic opportunity and needs, and regulatory control.
Boom California
February 7, 2019, 6am PST
While suburbs are changing, that doesn't mean they are declining, according to recently published research.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
February 1, 2019, 7am PST
Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.
City Beautiful
November 21, 2018, 11am PST
The federal government has no official definition of suburban, even though a majority of Americans say they live in suburban communities.
CityLab
November 17, 2018, 5am PST
American suburbs are growing, and understanding the evolution of suburban sprawl is a useful guide for the future.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
October 13, 2018, 11am PDT
A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.
The Chicago Tribune
September 14, 2018, 7am PDT
From high-rises to townhouses, the suburban multi-family market is growing fast.
Governing
Feature
September 6, 2018, 6am PDT
It's not impossible to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable, but it does require careful planning and design.
Jason Beske, David Dixon
July 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
The suburb/city distinction is too general and prone to exceptions.
Build a Better Burb
July 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.
The Boston Globe
July 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
In smaller towns in the greater Boston area, communities are offering bike share that crosses town borders.
The Boston Globe
July 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
Exurbs may be growing faster, but, when surveyed, Millennials report greater happiness in cities.
CityLab
July 7, 2018, 7am PDT
Regional planners and Dallas officials aren't confident that the area's highway-centric worldview (and budget) will change anytime soon. The city's competitiveness in the national job market may be on the line.
D Magazine
June 26, 2018, 6am PDT
"Looking at the suburbs, therefore, provides a way of understanding a vast segment of the public without the need to endorse or slander their homes."
The Atlantic
June 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
There's a lot to like about the resurgence of downtown cores. But as is the case elsewhere, Denver's core has only attracted a small subset of the wider city's population. Most people still call the suburbs home.
The Denver Post
June 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Why is poverty increasing in the suburbs? It's not as simple as blaming the shifting demographics of the urban core.
The Conversation
May 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
Revisiting one day in 2012, a reporter finds that many of the Dallas-Fort Worth areas affected by the storms were barely inhabited 20 years ago.
The Texas Tribune