Boston Globe, August 3, 2018
Builders are endeavoring to retrofit sterile office parks with elements of urban life. Owners are adding shops, restaurants, and stylish coffee bars intended to bring their properties out of the floppy-disk era. Many are trying to create housing within walking distance. And to accommodate techies who insist on living in the city, employers are footing the bill to transport them to work, chartering shuttles from transit hubs and even paying for Uber rides.
WAMU, July 27, 2018
The mall’s future growth will probably be vertical, will include more residential space, and will provide storefronts for many internet brands.
The Guardian, July 26, 2018
Suburban life may be once again in ascendance, as millennials, pushed away from exorbitant city prices and finally able to afford their first houses, are rediscovering suburbs’ spacious charms.
Detroit Free Press – July 20, 2018
Bike shares, food trucks, and other urban-style amenities added to keep up with city’s strengthening commercial market.
Axios – June 10, 2018
While cities still attract younger people, many are relocating to the suburbs.
CityLab – June 11, 2018
Basic comparisons of population growth don’t tell the whole story.
Atlantic – June 5, 2018
An architect immerses himself in residential production housing to learn why people like it—and what it can teach Americans about the future of urban design.
New York Times – May 29, 2018
Once the suburban ideal, sprawling office parks are quickly becoming relics that stress local tax bases. But they also offer redevelopment possibilities
Wall Street Journal – December 15, 2017
More than 650 communities breath new life into old malls.
Chicago Tribune – October 12, 2017
For millennials, the suburbs are the new city, and employers chasing young talent are starting to look at them anew.
Los Angeles Times – September 28, 2017
Even though the development will be better than most others, that still doesn’t make it good.
New York Times – September 15, 2017
Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable.
Washington Post – September 12, 2017
Personal shoppers, samples, wine, beer, and espresso–everything but merchandise.
Bloomberg View – September 11, 2017
The great urban revival may not be ending, just relocating.
Bloomberg – August 25, 2017
Economic forces and job opportunities impact the viability of urban living for many millennials.
The Tyee – August 21, 2017
Transforming suburbs creates options for families priced out of the city and creates better communities.
BisNow Atlanta – August 9, 2017
“The suburban campus is far from dead in Atlanta. Some campuses are experiencing a revival, thanks to savvy owners adding urban attractions — restaurants and cafés — as well as services such as cleaning and catering.”
New York Times – July 26, 2017
Farewell, pleasure palaces of days past. A filmmaker’s series chronicles a way of life as it reaches its end.
Michigan Live – July 24, 2017
Just two months after the launch of Detroit’s bike share program, popularity is spreading to the suburbs.
Washington Post – July 16, 2017
Corporate relocations to cities threatens the prosperity of many suburbs.
University of Melbourne – July 14, 2017
As cities continue their relentless sprawl, how do we retrofit existing suburbs to move toward a sustainable future?
Philly.com – July 14, 2017
Mixed-use Main Street developments are gaining popularity in suburban settings.
Business Insider – July 9, 2017
Suburban office parks are becoming a thing of the past as millennials flock to nearby metropolitan areas for work.
StreetsBlog USA – June 30, 2017
Suburban employers and local governments in Indianapolis have been working together to connect people to hard-to-reach jobs via transit.
Atlanta Journal Constitution – June 24, 2017
Some of Atlanta’s newest suburban neighborhoods are poised to become walkable New Urbanist settings.
The Orange County Register – June 24, 2017
Successful mall retrofits can transform malls into affordable, successful liveable places for Millennials to live.
Redlands Daily Facts – June 24, 2017
Redlands Mall owner teams up with the Redlands Chamber of Commerce to engage people in the mall redevelopment process and directly address community needs.
CityLab – June 14, 2017
Asian immigrants, once the “ultimate outsiders,” have profoundly reshaped the suburbs of San Francisco.
Craine’s Detroit – June 14, 2017
Dramatic changes in the number of retail jobs could benefit city centers at the expense of big box retail centers.
Wall Street Journal – June 12, 2017
Shopping-center landlords are rethinking the traditional mall model—and shops aren’t necessarily part of the equation.
StreetsblogUSA – June 12, 2017
Transit shouldn’t just be for marginalized groups. Though it may be a long time before it’s seen as an essential public service for everyone in Burlington, NC, some are making exactly that argument.
Marketplace – June 8, 2017
How the Los Angeles mall Glendale Galleria brings in “more visitors than Disneyland,” in an era when E-commerce dominates in-person retail shopping.
CityLab – July 6 2017
The newer suburbs, not the old ones, are struggling with the largest numbers of low-income residents.
Business Insider – June 5, 2017
Traditional malls need to transform themselves to stay alive, and many… are making changes to attract more business.
Brookings Institution blog – May 30, 2017
Newly released Census data cast doubt on the idea that this will be “the decade of the city.”
The Globe and Mail – May 29, 2017
The ‘burbs continue to draw tens of thousands of new residents every year compared to the few thousand or so who move downtown.
The Washington Post – May 25, 2017
The shift reflects a relatively steeper decline in the growth rate in cities, rather than an increase in suburban growth.
The Charlotte Observer – May 17, 2017
A public event at the vacant Eastland Mall site encourages public input and participation in a potential redevelopment.
Business Insider – May 13, 2017
Traditional malls need to transform themselves to stay alive, and many are making changes to attract more business by incorporating features like community gathering spaces, civic centers, event spaces, libraries, or micro-apartments.
The Guardian – April 20, 2017
Banning retail chains can have many benefits to neighborhood culture and the local economies– if it is done properly.
Citylab – April 12, 2017
In an effort to connect the historic city to its politically fragmented suburbs, Greater Paris is pushing an epic program of highway removal and transit revamps.
Public Square – April 10, 2017
A CNU Legacy Project in the diverse Seattle suburb of Tukwila retrofits the streetscape, changes zoning codes, transit-oriented development, and embracing incremental growth in order to make Tukwila more pedestrian friendly and human-scaled.
The Economist – April 8, 2017
Not even the new Apple headquarters can avoid the minimum parking requirements– a detrimental and all too common practice that inhibits efforts to make public transit more accessible and cities more bikeable.
World Finance – April 7, 2017
The “Father of the Shopping Mall” Victor Gruen discusses his original intent behind the development of the shopping mall, how unsustainable suburban sprawl got it all wrong, and what malls can do to reverse their decline and avoid total closures.
The Charlotte Observer – March 27, 2017
Charlotte City Council is planning to vote on a new plan that will finally point the way to a solution to the problem of what to do with the long-vacant former Eastland Mall site.
Citylab – March 23, 2017
Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.
Business Insider – March 21, 2017
Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades.
Wall Street Journal – March 20, 2017
A hotel and an apartment complex are rising on a street here that was buried by a shopping mall for four decades.
House Beautiful – March 8, 2017
With thousands of dollars in student debt, and few job opportunities in the suburbs, remaining in cities just makes sense for this generation.
Business Insider – March 5, 2017
Along with potential upticks in crime, dying malls can lead to building vacancies in the areas immediately surrounding them.
Philadelphia Mag– March 4, 2017
One mall’s placemaking quest to turn malls ‘inside out’ and transform them into a cool, mixed-use downtown center despite pushback from residents in an attempt to attract millennials and new businesses.
Governing – February 2017
Despite cold seasonal temperatures and the rising E-commerce industry, consumers flock to outdoor civic “lifestyle centers” of the past over traditional suburban malls.
Realtor Mag – July 20, 2016
As companies move out of cities into the suburbs to lower operating costs, millennial employees want places with vibrancy and a variety of walkable and bikeable amenities.
Fast Company – April 27, 2016
A new development in Mannheim, Germany is the ultimate walkable community.
Washingtonian – March 29, 2015
Tyson’s Corner is home to the most ambitious re-urbanization project on Earth.