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Wide spread: How new developments push the limits of Houston's suburban sprawl

Last year, more people left Harris County than moved in, while the opposite happened in nearby counties such as Fort Bend and Montgomery, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed for the year ending ... read more

Disaster in the age of McMansions: America's dangerous addiction to suburban sprawl

Despite the struggles of the 1970s, or perhaps because of them, sprawl moved on. It spread over wider territories. It mutated into new forms ... At one suburban intersection—in an area designated for ... read more

How Skyscrapers Can Save the City

New York’s zoning codes were getting more rigorous, but so were other restrictions on development ... then let it spread its 5,000-building mandate across the area. Perhaps 5,000 buildings are too few ... read more

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The Case for Putting Amazon's HQ2 in the Suburbs

A development ... a new Amazonia from scratch on the urban fringe. The tabula rasa suburban campus is the model that predominates, of course, in Silicon Valley, where hermetic office buildings spread ... read more


What is the secret to Tokyo’s affordable housing?

Learning the secrets of Tokyo’s affordable housing has obvious benefits for New Zealand and ... of intensification in Houston. A similar question of whether to give more freedom to build low-rise ... read more

In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why.

As part of a well-planned city, allowing more density near urban centers would prevent sprawl and economically revitalize urban centers. It will limit suburban ... This push for infill development and ... read more

With suburban growth, booming sometimes leads to a bust

For every small country town being swallowed by the relentless spread of development — Prosper and ... particularly damaging effect on growth. A new boom coming The only thing that has slowed the ... read more

Why Public Transportation Works Better Outside the U.S.

Since Munich worked to locate development ... By then, suburban areas had a majority of the population within the new metro area, so they had a lot of clout. They demanded equal service to the prewar ... read more

Development Sneaks Up on W.Va.

"The help lined the road here, as did people from the farms around," Walker said, arms spread wide at the faded grandeur ... a 6,000-home development in Loudoun County. Call it sprawl or call it ... read more

A Bid to Solve California’s Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

"When we push people into areas like Phoenix and Houston ... new housing. And now he’s saying that within walking distance of mass transit, housing shouldn’t be single-family, suburban style. It ... read more

The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy

“For all its power, Silicon Valley has a great weakness,” he wrote in 2006: “its soul-crushing suburban sprawl.” Today, San Francisco proper tops Silicon Valley as a center for venture-capital ... read more

President Trump’s Retreat on the Environment Is Affecting Communities Across America

A coal-burning power plant in the suburban sprawl of Houston, one of the country’s fastest-growing ... according to an analysis of data by The New York Times. With this running start, Mr. Trump is ... read more



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