October 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The agrihood development trend is gaining traction around the country. Orlando County commissioners approved the latest, large example.
October 4, 2016, 10am PDT
Recent suggestions from Philadelphia's City Council threaten the city's rebound and could turn swaths of Philadelphia into suburbia, argues Inga Saffron in a recent opinion piece.
The Philadelphia Enquirer
September 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
September 17, 2016, 5am PDT
This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.
September 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square views with a great deal of skepticism the urban growth boundaries the voters of Ventura County adjacent to Los Angeles County have enacted since 1995 due to the lack of infill. Another measure is on the ballot.
September 6, 2016, 10am PDT
The Houston Chronicle continues a series of feature articles about the persistent flooding of the region. The latest installment examines the tenuous position of the Addicks and Barker dams.
September 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Castle Rock Parkway, which connects US 85 and I-25 south of Denver (or north of Colorado Springs, depending on your perspective), opened service to the public this week.
August 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
We should have seen the historic flooding in the Florida Parishes region of Louisiana coming—both in preparation and in response—says a pair of recent articles.
August 23, 2016, 9am PDT
The footprint of the so-called single-story overlay districts is growing in the Silicon Valley.
August 22, 2016, 11am PDT
After building an argument that land assembly is key to reinventing cities for a new era, a new study identifies the impact of the landowners standing in the way of that progress.
American Economic Association
July 8, 2016, 9am PDT
Along with climate conditions, urban sprawl is intensifying wildfires and increasing the damage they do.
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?
June 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
Compared with European averages, U.S. and Canadian residents spend 30-50 percent more money and time on transport due to dispersed, automobile-dependent development.
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.
May 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
It's hard to imagine a policy that so comprehensively acts to create disincentives for sprawl gaining political traction anywhere in the United States.
May 19, 2016, 9am PDT
It might not come as a surprise, but the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new single-family homes are the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new homes.
April 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Although many local activists and officials oppose the trend, Arkansas state planners are considering major highway expansions in the Little Rock area. The state's highway department has demonstrated a pro-car, pro-suburb agenda.
April 24, 2016, 11am PDT
A history of growth and expansion is visible to the naked eye with photos covering a wide breadth of the planet and just a few short years.
April 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
Abbotsford is the fifth-largest city in British Columbia by population but the largest by land size. The city's most recent community plan is designed to accommodate new growth without sprawling any farther.