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Suburbs

October 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
Trump has been repeatedly criticized for misunderstanding the suburbs, but former Vice President Jose Biden's take on the subject during the debate also missed the mark.
Bloomberg CityLab
Feature
September 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump has opinions about the sanctity of local control that don't agree with his other opinions about local control. This is a cautionary tale.
James Brasuell
August 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Trump administration’s talk about protecting the suburbs is based on misrepresentations of who really lives in suburbs and what these communities need.
The Avenue (Brookings)
August 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Carson has spent much of his time as HUD secretary attacking the housing programs, initiatives, and regulations central to the agency’s mission.
Curbed
August 25, 2020, 9am PDT
A new paper predicts that home-buying trends among younger generations will lead to a flood of homes that older homeowners will not be able to sell.
UANow
August 4, 2020, 5am PDT
Analysis of Trump's favorability ratings with suburban voters and the demographic trends of recent years could doom his recent messages regarding the Democratic agenda for the suburbs.
The New York Times
Feature
July 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New urbanism.
James Brasuell
July 2, 2020, 7am PDT
In a move probably made to appeal to suburban voters in an election year, President Trump sent a late night tweet claiming that the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is having a 'devastating impact' on suburbs.
Business Insider
July 1, 2020, 5am PDT
A new HUD survey could help change the way the federal government defines the "suburban"—a notoriously tricky proposition.
Office and Policy Development and Research
May 28, 2020, 10am PDT
When corporations move out of the suburbs, they leaving behind largely unprofitable corporate campuses. Loss of property value and tax revenue follow in the communities they left.
ProPublica
March 4, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Chicago continues to see a decline in population, including tens of thousands of African-Americans who have left in recent years.
The New York Times
January 22, 2020, 7am PST
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