Op-Ed: The acclaimed urbanist Richard Florida recently wrote an opinion column in the The New York Times to amplify the whisperings of a handful of demographers and urban economists who have been toiling over the data on urban migration in the U.S.
The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests. They are the idealised safe havens for raising children
With decaying housing and falling revenues, inner-ring suburbs built in the 1950s are becoming the newest slums. But where there are protests, there's hope.
Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty.
Author Mark Dery charts America's ecocidal obsession with nice grass
But the point of these maps isn't -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.
The New South Wales and Victorian governments have recently released business cases for their pet motorway projects, WestConnex in Sydney and East-West Link in Melbourne. But will these projects, costing
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Skeptics of Montgomery County's proposal to allow homeowners to build accessory apartments more easily claim it will change or harm single-family neighborhoods. But recent trends in housing suggest that those neighborhoods will change anyway. Slightly less than half of Montgomery households live in single-family homes today, and pretty soon they may no longer be
Our current pattern of autocentric development does not create real wealth. It creates the illusion of wealth. Today we are in the process of seeing that illusion destroyed, and with it the prosperity we have come to take for granted.
The grass is always greener.Photo: ClaudiaAh, the American lawn! Symbol of prestige! Source of unending drudgery! Environmental nightmare! Why do we have this thing, anyway? The lawn originated in
Photo: Charlie SamuelsThe Great Depression gave rise to hobos and Hoovervilles. The Roaring Nineties brought us what New York Times columnist David Brooks termed "bobos in paradise." No
A new way forward for suburbia?Suburban sprawl was a dreadful mistake-and not one brought on by "consumer choice," but rather by a specific set of government policies. Let&