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Urban vs. Suburban

November 14, 2019, 5am PST
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
November 5, 2019, 9am PST
The differences in the ways people who live in the city spend their time versus the way people who live in suburbs spend their time are few and small.
CityLab
Feature
May 31, 2019, 8am PDT
New Urbanism was in part born of the criticisms of 20th century planning principles popularized by Jane Jacobs, but Jacobs infamously derided the new school of thought.
Fanis Grammenos
July 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
The suburb/city distinction is too general and prone to exceptions.
Build a Better Burb
July 14, 2018, 11am PDT
"Everything we've heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong."
Place
May 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
A little less emphasis on the suburban, and a little more emphasis on the urban.
Chicago Tribune
Feature
April 25, 2018, 8am PDT
By embracing timeless principles of urban placemaking, we can create walkable transit villages and make room for housing at every socioeconomic level. First we have to re-invigorate high quality urban design.
Gerhard Mayer
April 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Interested observers have been predicting a crest of the American "back to the city" movement for years now—the idea that as Millennials come of age they will lose interest in urban lifestyles and seek the comfort of the suburbs.
City Observatory
March 28, 2018, 5am PDT
It's a vicious cycle: highways enable white flight, establishing a power base for a political party opposed to urban transportation systems.
Stanford News
January 11, 2018, 12pm PST
For the first time in four years, a quarterly survey indicates “market saturation in urban areas.”
Builder
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.
Bloomberg
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
Feature
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.
Governing