Suburbs

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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
May 9, 2018, 6am PDT
A compendium of big box dissent.
Strong Towns
April 28, 2018, 7am PDT
Unlike previous generations that fled cities, in part over of fears of crime, today people leave many cities because they can't afford them.
The Economist
April 16, 2018, 6am PDT
Lessons from Edge City, after the world changed again.
CityLab
April 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
A sweeping set of bill approved by the State legislature could pave the way for a "transformational" investment in public transit throughout the Atlanta region.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 4, 2018, 9am PDT
American exurbs growing again, after brief period of urbanization.
Brookings Institute
Blog post
February 15, 2018, 5am PST
Many of the Best Picture nominees are set in cities, and none are focused on suburbia.
Michael Lewyn
February 12, 2018, 10am PST
Richard Florida takes a look at a new report that traces the affordability crisis to cities' inability to densify their older, inner suburbs.
CityLab