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How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

The key is density, and locating schools in the town's core.

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Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials

Peer-to-peer ride companies like Lyft and UberX can expand limited transportation options for the elderly.

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How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.

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Why I Miss the Suburbs

I'm a Millennial who moved to New York City, but I'm not sure how long I'll stay.

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The Future of Urban Freeways Is Playing Out Right Now in Syracuse

As I-81 nears the end of its functional life, a city struggles to decide the best way forward.

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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

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A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

From horse-drawn carriages to the resurgence of downtowns.

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

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The Future of the Suburbs Is Unfolding in Arizona's East Valley

Developers on the eastern edge of Mesa are building a new mixed-use master-planned community, friendly to both residents and big businesses.

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

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The Secret Second Lives of Pizza Huts

Mike Neilson hunts former iterations of the iconic restaurant.

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Americans Are Very Confused About What They Want Out of a Community

According to a new survey, they favor walkability, cars, enormous homes, privacy, and a bunch of other things.

What Will Happen to Grandma's House When No One Wants to Buy It?

New projections from the future of a changing market.

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The U.K.'s Misguided Attempt to Bring Back the 'Garden City'

A non-profit thinks it's the future of urban development. Here's why they're dead wrong.

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Can North Carolina Reinvent the Office Park?

The Research Triangle is showing its age, but an ambitious plan may restore its luster.

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Burbank, California, Is Worried It Might Have a 'Mansionization' Problem

In older suburbs, should there be a limit on how big single-family homes can be?

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Yes, Amsterdam Really Did Banish an Entire Family to a Shipping Container 'Scum Village'

The city has sent a "socially disruptive" family to Zeeburger Island, an ex-industrial port zone monitored by a heavy police presence.

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The Suburbs Are Dead, Long Live the Suburbs

Leigh Gallagher on her new book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving.