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.
Most of the world's urban residents now live in suburban areas. A multi-year, multi-site project has conducted research internationally about these changing urban areas.
Faced with local planning changes like infill development people often fear they could lose the neighbourhood they love. But serious games are proving effective in giving locals a say in their future.
State and local governments can't do much about the rapid population growth in Melbourne, but they can take steps to reduce the costs of growing disparities between the outer suburbs and inner city.
A sense of place matters for people and communities. When a suburb is created from scratch, close attention needs to be paid to the cues from the landscape and meanings people attach to the area.
Much of the growth in our cities is in the outer suburbs, now home to around 5 million people. And that creates problems like traffic that detract from the advantages residents see in living there.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic 'degrowth'? Here's how it might unfold.
China-born migrants in Australia's capital cities are becoming more suburban, but there are differences in settlement patterns between the biggest cities and smaller cities.
It's easy to over-estimate crowding and traffic in highly visible downtown cores and underestimate the vast growth happening in the suburban edges of our metropolitan regions.