Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Suburbia

Suburbs Are Out, Cities Are In — Now What?

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Today’s Times devotes two pieces to the “suburbs are out, cities are in” phenomenon that has taken root in much of the country over the past few decades — the great inversion, urbanologist Alan Ehrenhalt has dubbed this reversal of the suburbanization wave that swept through the U.S. in the last century. Though both pieces […]
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The Next Generation DOT

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Cross-posted from the Strong Towns blog.  Charles Marohn is a planner and engineer in Minnesota and the executive director of Strong Towns.  We’ve been looking at the instincts of today’s transportation agencies. While on an individual level it is clear that these organizations are filled with people who are professional, competent and want to do the […]
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Brookings: Suburban-Style Zoning Linked to Educational Inequality

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What do laws that mandate large yards and prevent walkable development have to do with educational opportunity? Turns out, there’s an important connection. The Brookings Institution recently examined educational inequality across the U.S. by race and income. One of the key findings was that large-lot zoning requirements effectively restrict access to quality education for low-income […]