suburbs

Ten Most Enlightened Suburbs - Models for the Future

At UTNE Reader Peter Katz and Jay Walljasper outline ten North American communities that are defying the notion of "suburb." ... read more »

Credit crunch hastening the demise of large tract subdivisions

Economic troubles are causing home buyers and developers to reconsider the housing trends that have defined american suburbs for 50 years. ... read more »

Suburban Office Space Losing Occupancy and Value

In a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, Robert Manor writes about the decline in desirable office space in the suburbs, and therefore the value of that space overall. ... read more »

Energy Costs in the Distant Suburbs

In this article from the New York Times, Peter Goodman touches upon the notion that city life, which can be unappealing to some, is now becoming more practical, particularly to those who no longer wan ... read more »

Why the housing slump hasn't hit New York or San Francisco

Interesting article in today's New York Times Magazine at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/realestate/keymagazine/406Lede-t.html?... ... read more »

Urban Living in Demand, While Sprawl Shows Signs of Decay

Chris Leinberger's recent article in the Atlantic Monthly discusses the decay of conventional suburbs and the change in the way Americans ... read more »

Interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just ran an interview with CNU Board Member and Georgia Tech Architecture Program Director Ellen Dunham-Jones. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 12: Duany on cities vs. suburbs

This afternoon, Andres Duany spoke about the relationship between cities and suburbs. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 7: Rybczynski speech

Last night at the plenary session, I listened to Witold Rybczynski's keynote speech, which discussed his new book on real estate development (Last Harvest). A few interesting points: ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 1: bad neighborhoods

A few hours ago, I got off the plane and took the 37 bus to South Philadelphia (where I am visiting a friend for my first couple of days here). ... read more »