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Urban Sprawl

Human Activity Is Wiping Out The West's Natural Land, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green

Human activity is responsible for the disappearance of a football field's worth of natural land in the American West every two and a half minutes, a r...

Mitigate the negative impacts of urban sprawl on the periphery

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban sprawl is characterized the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns. The term has been mainly used t...

It's in Our Heads -- A Review of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism

Frank Gruber | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Frank Gruber

Historians of the future may debate whether Benjamin Ross is right, but at least he tries to explain why 30 years after World War II it was American cities, not European, that looked bombed out.

Your Commute Is A Pain. These Cities Show That It Could Get A Whole Lot Worse.

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

If commuting time negatively affects life satisfaction, as some studies suggest, how do workers in Mexico City who face commutes of up to six hours fe...

City Growth Could Slow Climate Change, If Designed Correctly

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 14 (Reuters) - The world's urban areas are set to grow by almost twice the siz...

Watch These Cities Fundamentally Transform In Under 1 Minute

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

Cities across the globe are growing in size and population at an astounding rate, and a team of researchers are looking at the past to prepare for wha...

Ghosts, Goblins and Sprawl: What How Kids Trick-or-Treat in Your Neighborhood Says About Your Community

Leigh Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leigh Gallagher

Halloween trick or treating is many things: a tradition of American childhood, a chance for kids and adults alike to express their creativity, a day when it's OK for everyone to eat candy. Here's something else it's inadvertently become: a measure of how far apart many Americans now live from their neighbors -- and as such, a proxy for community.

Can high speed rail compete with self-driven cars, improved airlines and all the technology of the future?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

By Brad Templeton Director of the Electonic Frontier Foundation, and Chair of the Networks and Computing Systems Track at Singularity University. The...

What's at Risk: Stopping Sprawl by Mapping Land

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Plenty of people and groups have worked to limit where new malls and housing occurs. The lands at risk deserve protection, and all of the Bay Area's open spaces need stewardship and investment to thrive.

The New Usual and the Demise of the Art City

Edward Kubow | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Edward Kubow

In the metropolis where finance overwhelms the presence of every other industry and is the dominant driver of prosperity, a creative void has undeniably emerged.

Talking Urban: A Review of The Language of Towns and Cities by Dhiru A. Thadani

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

The Language of Towns and Cities is an oddly personal work. I say "oddly," because the book's title invokes that most characteristically objective of all books, the dictionary.

'Suburban Nation'

Jeff Speck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Speck

But now, a preference has become a mandate, as sprawl has quietly been identified as a central cause behind a growing list of mounting national crises including foreign oil dependency, climate change, and the obesity epidemic.

Half a Bridge: A Review of "The Smart Growth Manual" by Andres Duany and Jeff Speck with Mike Lydon

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

If The Smart Growth Manual used images that were more urban, it would have an easier time facilitating a dialogue between the warring camps of urbanists.

The Stimulus We Need

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

We need a vision that will excite businesses and alert them to where investments can be fruitfully made. A vision that exudes confidence about the future.

Forging an Equity Agenda Aimed at Inclusion Across America

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

There is no better time for implementing an equity agenda than now. 37 million people live in poverty and many more are one paycheck away. All it takes is one health crisis or a downsizing at the office.

California Urban Sprawl Control Bill Awaits Schwarzenegger's Signature

ClimateProgress | Earl K. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The California Assembly and Senate have passed legislation, SB 375, that would encourage local communities to control sprawl. This is seen as critical...

California Might Legislate To Discourage Urban Sprawl

Los Angeles Times | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Will Californians drive less to reduce global warming? Maybe not on our own -- but state officials are ready to nudge us. The Legislature is on the v...