Suburban neighborhoods

Urban Sprawl, the Environmentally Friendly Answer to Expensive Housing

Where governments have embraced such things as “urban growth boundaries” and greenbelts that restrict new housing on the fringe, expensive housing is the result.

Demographia United States Housing Affordability – 2023 Edition Released

Demographia United States Housing Affordability rates housing affordability using the median multiple, a measurement of income in relation to housing prices, or 174 major markets (metropolitan areas) for the third quarter of 2022.
Next Generation American Suburbs

The Future of Cities: Next Generation American Suburbs

Next generation suburbs can be designed to preserve the environment, and advantage that urban core cities could never achieve.
Utah and Salt Lake City Policy Innovations in Homelessness, Poverty and Health Care

The Future of Cities: Utah Policy Innovations in Homelessness, Poverty and Health

The proper size of government permeates public policy discussions about homelessness, poverty, and health care. The left and right debate varying degrees of government involvement, typically failing to act and often deteriorating into a state of policy paralysis.
The Future of Cities Series: A New Path for Black Urban Voters?

The Future of Cities: A New Path for Black Urban Voters?

For decades, a large majority of black Americans have aligned with the Democratic Party, but the modern-day Democratic Party's leftward shift may cause a reevaluation of that relationship. The welfare of black people has not been made better from their support of the Democratic Party.

The Future of Cities: False Dawn – The Future of Work and Cities After the Illusions of Globalization

The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of remote work, and partial de-globalization have shattered neoliberal narratives about the future of work and cities. A consensus about what will replace it has yet to emerge.
Future of Cities Series: Housing Unaffordability – How We Got There and What To Do About It

The Future of Cities: Housing Unaffordability – How We Got There and What to Do About It

Until 1970, owner-occupied housing was broadly affordable in the U.S.A., at a price-to-income ratio of 2.6. The housing unaffordability of today is evidence that supply has not kept up with demand.
Future of Cities Series: California's Inland Empire

The Future of Cities: California’s Inland Empire

It's always been a mug's fame to best against New York City, which was counted out only to quickly bounce back after 9/11 and again in 2008 after the financial system nearly collapsed.
Lot size reform puts money in pocket of Houston homeowners

Problem, We Have a Houston – Lot Size Reform Equivalent to $18K Gift for Single-Family Homeowners

Houstonians got a free $18k from minimum lot size reform, but is Houston sliding towards zoning? Houston tops standard of living rankings.
International housing affordability, a suburban development in the U.S.

Demographia International Housing Affordability – 2023 Edition Released

Demographia International Housing Affordability rates middle-income housing affordability in 92 major housing markets in eight nations: Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States). This edition covers the third quarter (September quarter) of 2021.