High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
The Canberra fires showed even urban communities can be in danger if close enough to the bush.
Developers love the cul-de-sac, but for the rest of us it’s one of the least practical and efficient ways to design streets.
Noxious smells and blowing ash initially made the homes unlivable. But even after their homes were cleaned, some residents still reported health effects months later.
Ad hoc, lot-by-lot efforts to house more people in our ageing suburbs are failing to increase liveability and sustainability. Our cities need strategic, precinct-scale regeneration.
Imagining new kinds of places to live is an American tradition.
US suburbs are rapidly diversifying, but students of color often face academic and social hurdles in suburban schools.
One of the largest groups of 17-year cicadas, Brood X, last emerged from underground in 2004. The next generation will arrive starting in April.
People who now cannot afford to live in city centres due to rent hikes, as well as new immigrants, have been moving to the suburbs.
Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats’ growing strength in the suburbs?
CBD retailers were already struggling before the pandemic. The contrast in fortunes with suburban retail activity is stark, and there are good reasons to think the shift could be permanent.
Suburbs are more racially and economically diverse than ever, making them key battlegrounds for the election.
President Trump’s image of the suburbs is filled with white people; he wants their votes. But there is another contingent of suburban residents: African Americans, and they’re not in his corner.
Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of wanting to “abolish” and “destroy” the suburbs through a regulation aimed at diversifying housing, a claim unsupported by the facts.
Wildfires aren’t always wild. Many of the most expensive and damaging fires happen in suburban areas, and nearly all blazes in these zones are started by humans.
Buy, buy, buy was a social directive after WWII.
The inner suburbs are home to large numbers of workers in jobs vulnerable to the pandemic. If they’re forced to seek cheaper housing in outer suburbs, the urban divide will widen.
Before the pandemic, the country was making great strides towards creating more compact, sustainable and liveable cities.
On-demand public transport has now provided over 1 million rides in 36 trials in various Australian cities. Is the problem of poor suburban public transport on the way to being solved?
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.