Urban vs. Suburban

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
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.
FiveThirtyEight
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.
Realtor
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.
Architect
Feature
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
June 8, 2016, 5am PDT
The idea that half the world's population has moved to cities, with more coming soon, misses a fundamental fact about cities: many of them are actually suburbs.
Undark
May 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The cities of Oakdale and Lake Elmo made their opposition to a proposed busway connecting to St. Paul known by withdrawing their support for the project. Now Gold Line transit planners are refocusing their efforts on station location decisions.
Star Tribune
May 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's not a popular viewpoint, but what if suburbs end up being more critical to a sustainable and efficient future than dense urban areas?
Smithsonian Magazine
May 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf grew up in a small town, but he has since adopted cities among his political causes. In recent remarks, he detailed his opinions about how public policy shortchanges cities—in Pennsylvania and the country.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
May 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 18, 2016, 6am PDT
Environmental impact isn't just a measure of what people buy, where we live affects the environment more than what we own or choose to drive.
Casey Brazeal
April 12, 2016, 7am PDT
There's a new volley in the long-running battle between cities and suburbs. In his new book "The Human City," urban scholar Joel Kotkin contends that cities and their planners have lost sight of the residents who matter most: families.
California Planning & Development Report
April 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Economist Jed Kolko's recent study on how the lack in affordability of cities determines who's moving there, whose moving out, and how these changes are shaping cities and suburbs. His paper is the basis for several articles by leading urban writers.
The Atlantic
March 29, 2016, 2pm PDT
Residents of suburbs located east of St. Paul in Minnesota have coalesced to oppose the Gateway Corridor Gold Line project, which would connect 12 stops along a bus rapid transit line.
Pioneer Press