A Tour of a Whole Country That Has 'Transformed Itself for Cycling'

How the Netherlands is treating new residential developments in smaller cities and suburbs.


The Rise of the Bicycle-Friendly Suburb

Bike infrastructure has become a hot amenity that can help municipalities draw new residents.

Mark Byrnes

We Paved Cicada Paradise

How construction and development makes life difficult for cicada broods.


Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl

In infrastructure, service delivery and tax receipts.


Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.


A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.


The Great Senior Sell-Off Could Cause the Next Housing Crisis

What will happen to empty-nesters when no one wants their nests?

Warning of Urban 1959

A Hitchcockian take on the danger of perpetual suburbanization from the Urban Land Institute