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News Update: The Future of Suburban Housing

In a detailed article on suburban housing designs, the consensus is clear: “the problems of affordable housing, sustainable development and the fate of suburban single-family neighborhoods are more pressing than ever.” Suburban housing, at present, is too spacious and wasteful — while the answer lies in higher density, multi-use neighborhoods. The article is better suited […]

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News Update: Saving Mass Transit in Seattle’s King County

State and city budget cuts are no friend of mass transit. Providence, RI and other larger cities have entertained the possibilities of cutting bus services all together. Suburban areas are also at risk. Kings County Metro in suburban Seattle (the 12th largest transit provider in the U.S.) recently faced significant cuts after four rounds of […]

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News Update: A Brookings Report on the Evolving Landscape of Suburbia

A Brookings Institute conference looks at the evolving landscape of American suburbia. The 2010 U.S. Census reveals that both cities and suburbs are growing at a smaller rate than in the 1990s. The relationship between city and suburban growth within a metropolitan area remains correlated. In other words, the “metropolitan-wide population change—increase, decrease, or stagnation—continue[s] […]

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News Update: United States Population Trends

The 2010 census shows that only 8.6% of population growth—in metro areas with over one million people—occurred in the city cores. Only Boston, Providence, and Oklahoma City experienced faster growth in the city center, while the suburbs are now home to 6 out of 10 Americans. In terms of demographics, suburban minorities have risen from 5% to […]

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