Urban vs. Suburban

January 11, 2018, 12pm PST
For the first time in four years, a quarterly survey indicates “market saturation in urban areas.”
January 8, 2018, 9am PST
Joe Cortright presents the antidote to an emerging narrative about the shifting lifestyle preferences of young adults (i.e., Millennials).
City Observatory
December 7, 2017, 8am PST
Joel Kotkin and Alan M. Berger discuss their new book, which analyses what the suburbs are and will become, in both the United States and around the world.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A study of British cities find people living in dense urban cores are less likely to struggle with obesity and more likely to exercise—signs of higher quality of life—than their counterparts in suburban environments.
Reuters via The Guardian
September 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The author of the "The Rise of the Creative Class" and the "New Urban Crisis" says cities have had their moment.
The New York Times
August 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A trio of journalists gathers to discuss statistics that show the trends of U.S. population growth has shifted to suburban areas.
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
Al Jazeera
August 2, 2017, 10am PDT
The suburban, master planned community of Columbia, Maryland is many of the things urbanists hope their cities will become.
The Washington Post
August 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
An analysis of Planetizen traffic in the first six months of the Trump Administration reveals an audience still focused, despite so many distractions, on the future of communities.
James Brasuell
March 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A contentious debate broke out this week, after a pundit proposed breaking up the consolidation of economic and political power of the country's liberal cities.
The New York Times
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
March 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Post-recession population growth in the United States looks a lot like pre-recession growth in the United States. As some have predicted or already noticed: the story of U.S. growth is still suburban.
March 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Generation X is barnstorming the market, so to speak, and Millennials and Baby Boomers might be swapping their perspectives on the urban, suburban divide.
February 6, 2017, 10am PST
No cities are entirely urban, or even similar from one neighborhood to the next. The Corner Side Yard has some fun thinking about which Chicago neighborhoods we "Chicago in Name Only" and which of its suburbs are "Suburbs in Name Only."
The Corner Side Yard
January 30, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action to change the paradigm of planning and development to better serve an aging nation.
The New York Times
January 8, 2017, 7am PST
Philadelphia suburbs are competing in the regional real estate market by adding thousands of apartments and other amenities traditionally found in more urban settings.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2016, 7am PST
A familiar argument of suburban apologists is that people prefer suburban environments over urban environments. Joe Cortright reminds us, however, that "revealed preference" doesn't tell the whole story.
City Observatory
June 20, 2016, 11am PDT
Much of the focus on the potential of self-driving cars to effect change in the built environment has focused on dense, urban environments. But what is self-driving cars mostly enable continued outward expansion?
The Wall Street Journal
June 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A review of the recent "Future of Suburbia" event held at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
June 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The debate about whether Millennials prefer urban or suburban misses a big, important point: what Millennials really prefer is possible in either setting.
Ben Cummins