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The Life of SuburbsThe Life of Suburbs

The Economist writers make a case for suburbs as a sustainable form of residential society, economics, and culture, asserting that those who argue that suburbia is dying are wrong on the facts; those who say it is doomed by the superiority of higher-density life make a far from convincing case. Read more

Water Guzzler, You Say? No Way.
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Water Guzzler, You Say? No Way.

Los Angeles has become a maverick in the struggle to be smart about water use. Read more

Urban Renewal Often Comes One Neighborhood at a Time
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Urban Renewal Often Comes One Neighborhood at a Time

Julilly Kohler’s efforts to revitalize downtown Milwaukee would make her... Read more

Lots, Homes Trend Bigger, Farther from Downtown
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Lots, Homes Trend Bigger, Farther from Downtown

Many housing observers count headlines and hearsay as they develop insights about... Read more

Peter Rummell Mulls Healthy Town Roll-Out
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Peter Rummell Mulls Healthy Town Roll-Out

Jacksonville Business Journal staffer Andrew Thurlow reports that real estate... Read more

Newsflash: More Seniors Are Moving Away from Urban Cores
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Newsflash: More Seniors Are Moving Away from Urban Cores

New Geography demographer Wendell Cox has news for media, new urbanists, and other... Read more

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Public Transit Drives Americans' Home-Buying Decisions Public Transit Drives Americans' Home-Buying Decisions

Study finds a high demand for mixed-use neighborhoods. Read more

Un-Altared States
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Un-Altared States

One-in-five adults ages 25 and older have never married, up from 9% in 1960.... Read more

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Beyond the Lot Line Beyond the Lot Line

As builders leverage the value of amenity-rich master planned communities, a finely tuned trade-off takes place between what's inside and outside the homes. Read more

EPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool
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EPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover... Read more

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