Suburbanization

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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

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What Really Drew Asian Immigrants to the Suburbs?

Perhaps, more than anything else, it was the allure of the "American Dream."

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The Rise of the Majority-Asian Suburb

In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.

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A Good Use for all Those Empty Suburban Developments

Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops

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Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable