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10 Years After The Riots, Paris Suburbs Are Still Seething

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

Over the course of three weeks in the fall 2005, several neighborhoods in the suburbs of Paris and other major cities erupted in violence. The wave o...

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

How We Are Redefining Home and Family

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Vicki Larson

There are more than 124 million single Americans, by choice or chance, outnumbering those who are married. Clearly, the vision we have of the nuclear family, living with a white picket fence somewhere in suburbia, is outdated.

The Environmental Impacts of Land Development Depend Largely on Where We Put It

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There's a trendy meme emerging in progressive city planning circles to the effect that whether land development is harmful "sprawl" or benign "urba...

Perfect Day in Northern New Jersey

Shoptiques | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel

Just a short distance from New York City, the suburbs of Northern New Jersey offer the same perks as the big city without the traffic and crowds. These towns are an easy escape where you can spend a relaxing day shopping, eating, and enjoying great weather outside of the city.

An Ode to Suburbia from a City Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Any of my close friends will tell you that I absolutely love raising my children in New York City. Life sure is busy, but it is filled with culture, amazing food, colorful characters and plenty of activity. I love every single dirty, grimy, loud minute of it.

The Top 5 Things I Want People to Know About My Mixed Family

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The following is based on real-life experiences with my family since the birth of my son. It goes without saying that these situations, from cultural misunderstandings to racial/ethnic insensitivity to flat-out ignorance, likely represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what my biracial son can expect to experience throughout his life.

It's a Trend: More Businesses Are Choosing Downtowns and Walkable Locations

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For those places that are coming back, or as in the case of Dublin being made more walkable, the environment especially will benefit as car trips can become shorter and, in many cases, can be replaced by transit and walking trips. We will also need fewer intrusions on undeveloped watersheds and the rural countryside. And, besides, walkable places are good for our health, too.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

In the past months, I've seriously considered how and when my attitude toward the police changed so dramatically. I left for college with the belief that police are there to protect me.

How Downsizing Is Actually Making Our Lives Bigger

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Our house is sold, and we've bought another. In the next few weeks I will pack, sort, store and toss 24 years of living. Fortunately I've always been good at purging, so much of the work has been done already. But still.

The Moment I Knew I Needed To Move To The Suburbs

Erin Gates | Posted 05.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
Erin Gates

After one too many late-night noise issues, a million block laps to find parking and repeat calls to landlords regarding floods, broken air conditioners and bug infestations, our little family finally decided that perhaps the suburbs would be a better fit for us than the city.

Tips on How to Be the Best Youth Soccer Coach

Quora | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents

Organize your practices (Every player should have a ball, marked with the player's name, and be responsible for bringing it to practice. Coach brings the pump).

Hey Andrew Zimmern, I Want to Be Your Sidekick

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Tracy Beckerman

Honestly, I have never seen anyone other than my dog slurp slugs like such a pro. You must be the envy of every foodie and aardvark on the planet.

The Far Suburbs Are Enjoying A Renaissance

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

7 Small Towns Who Have A LOT To Be Proud Of

Thrillist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

People are really proud of their small towns.

Going Back to Indiana: With Two Cheers for Its Gun-Toting Gals!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.

Could Placemaking Become the New Golf? Repurposing Obsolete Courses

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Can this surplus land be repurposed in a way that helps give our suburbs a stronger sense of place, that contributes nonsprawling infill development and, at the same time, better-ordered public green space and ecological services? A few signs are starting to point in that direction.

Who's Sprawling Now? Mixed Signals From the Market

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Something very interesting is happening: companies are recognizing that today's workforce wants a more urban lifestyle, even in the suburbs.

City vs. Suburbs: 5 Tradeoffs to Think About When Starting a Family

Lori Rochino | Posted 04.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

The benefits of the suburbs is you get more bang for your buck in terms of living space. Your kids will have room for toys and play dates. Plus you can have your own back yard with a garden and plenty of space to entertain. The cost of living is lower as well.

Suburbs of Survival, and the Democracy of Placemaking

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Those of us who style ourselves as "urbanists" -- myself included, much of the time - tend to get a bit snobbish and condescending about, you know, ordinary people.

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability.

Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around

Bill Richardson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Bill Richardson

By embracing the fight against climate change, we can help make the United States a leader in clean energy jobs and economic opportunity, as well as environmental protection.

Sustainable Communities in the Age of the Sound Bite

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Why should city planning matter to people who aren't urban designer types? How can you make the case as briefly and simply as possible?

10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

You put on a pair of sensible flats because the idea of trekking around the city in heels makes you want to curl up in bed and watch Orange Is the New Black. You then take off your flats, curl up in bed, and watch Orange Is the New Black.

Five Reasons I Can't Adapt to the Suburbs

Larry Bernstein | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Larry Bernstein

The boys play in the backyard. My wife loves planting and killing flowers. And I'm happy to have a driveway. While I love the permanent parking spot, I still can't seem to adapt to the suburbs.