Get In, We’re Going to Save the Mall

Shopping malls across the country are closing. But the mall was designed for change.

#architecture, #halprin-lawrence, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suburbs, #thompson-jane-1927-2016

‘Evil Came’: The Toll of Russia’s Occupation in Kyiv’s Suburbs

Land mines, bullet-riddled cars and corpses lying in the street. Residents of Bucha, Borodianka and Hostomel describe the horrors left behind by Russian forces.

#kyiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #suburbs

Kyiv’s Suburbs Become Unlikely Front Line of Ukraine War

With savage artillery exchanges, the areas on the outskirts of the capital are the scenes of seesaw battles that have stalled the Russian advance for now.

#defense-and-military-forces, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #irpin-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #suburbs, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

They Fled for Greener Pastures, and There Were Weeds

City dwellers, who retreated to rural areas in the pandemic, now see drawbacks, from pests and social isolation to the difficulty of finding day care and health care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fairfield-conn, #gallatin-ny, #kingston-ny, #moving-and-moving-industry, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #suburbs, #woodstock-ny

Long Island, We Need to Talk (About Housing)

Long Island needs more housing. The state needs to change the rules.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #huntington-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #suffolk-county-ny, #zoning

America’s Next Great Restaurants Are in the Suburbs. But Can They Thrive There?

With a shift in demographics and tastes, chefs are finding an unexpected home for their ambitious cuisine.

#chang-peter, #derry-tiffany-chef, #restaurants, #suburbs

Colorado Residents Ponder the Road Ahead After Wildfires

Days after what might be the most damaging wildfire in state history, residents are just beginning to make sense of the long road back and the extent of the damage.

#colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renters-insurance, #suburbs, #wildfires

Record-Setting Colorado Fires Destroyed More Than 500 Homes

Unlike fires in mountain wilderness, which often burn over the course of weeks, the destruction on Thursday played out in minutes and hours.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #denver-colo, #fires-and-firefighters, #polis-jared-s-1975, #suburbs, #wildfires

How the Suburbs Have Changed Gerrymandering

Republicans have historically used the suburbs to defend against the electoral threat of cities. Now the suburbs themselves are posing the threat.

#race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #suburbs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

Why the Bradford Pear Tree Is Plaguing the South

The Bradford pear, hugely popular when suburbs were developed, contributed to an invasion of trees conquering nearly anywhere it lands. South Carolina is stepping up its fight against it.

#flowers-and-plants, #invasive-species, #landscaping, #suburbs, #trees-and-shrubs

The Suburbs Are Poorer and More Diverse Than We Realize

Understanding diversity in the suburbs is key to winning elections.

#critical-race-theory, #diversity, #education, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lewis-mccoy-r-lheureux, #loudoun-county-va, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Why Republicans Won in a New York County Where Democrats Outnumber Them

Voters readily ousted Democrats in Nassau County on Long Island, electing Republicans down the ballot.

#blakeman-bruce-a, #curran-laura, #democratic-party, #donnelly-anne-1964, #elections-district-attorneys, #kaminsky-todd-d-1978, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #suburbs, #voting-and-voters

Are You Contributing to America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

Do we need to redefine the American dream of owning a single-family home?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #california, #charlottesville-va, #gentrification, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #washington-dc, #yglesias-matthew, #zoning

Have We Failed Suburban Schools?

Our focus on the problems with inner-city education has left us with big blind spots.

#education-k-12, #internal-sub-only, #rural-areas, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #teachers-and-school-employees

The Downtown Decade: U.S. Population Density Rose in the 2010s

Outer suburbs still grew the fastest, but many downtowns and central districts also grew rapidly.

#census, #los-angeles-calif, #population, #suburbs, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #urban-areas

The Big Question of the 2022 Midterms: How Will the Suburbs Swing?

Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for a crucial voting bloc that soured on Donald Trump, tilted to Joe Biden and now holds the key to the second half of the president’s term.

#bacon-don-1963, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #omaha-neb, #republican-party, #suburbs, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Market Tectonics of California Real Estate

Some residents have left the state, but many others have just moved out of big cities in search of more space and lower prices, creating hot spots in the suburbs and the once-sleepy exurbs.

#beaumont-calif, #california, #central-valley-calif, #contra-costa-county-calif, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #fallbrook-calif, #fresno-calif, #orange-county-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #riverside-county-calif, #san-bernardino-county-calif, #suburbs, #temecula-calif, #urban-areas

In Virginia, a Fight Over the Suburbs in the Governor’s Race

Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate with vast wealth, will deliver a pro-business message intended to win over suburban voters. Democrats plan to portray him as a Trump devotee.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #northam-ralph-s, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #youngkin-glenn-a

U.S. Home Sales Are Surging. When Does the Music Stop?

Nervous buyers and sellers are asking: ‘When is the housing market going to crash?’ Here’s what to expect this year.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #interest-rates, #mortgages, #national-assn-of-realtors, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs

Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #denver-colo, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

10 Years After Christchurch Quake, a Hush Where 8,000 Homes Once Stood

The wreckage left in New Zealand’s second-largest city was razed. Now, a swath nearly twice the size of Central Park is being reclaimed by nature.

#christchurch-new-zealand, #earthquakes, #infrastructure-public-works, #suburbs

Why Some Suburban Businesses Are Thriving During the Pandemic

A new crop of customers — people who once commuted to the city but now work from home — is helping some businesses stay afloat.

#bronxville-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mamaroneck-ny, #scarsdale-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #suburbs, #westchester-county-ny, #westwood-nj

He Can’t Carry a Tune, but Chang-rae Lee Has a Song to Sing

“My Year Abroad,” his sixth novel, is about letting yourself plunge into the world, even when it hurts. He’s been thinking about that a lot over these past, painful months.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #korean-americans, #lee-chang-rae, #my-year-abroad-book, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #writing-and-writers

Has Georgia Reached a Turning Point for Democrats? The Senate Is at Stake

The growth of the Atlanta area and the efforts to protect African-Americans’ voting rights have transformed the state’s political landscape.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #suburbs, #talmadge-eugene, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff

Mr. Ossoff’s 2017 special election was the first campaign Democrats had to focus on, after the shock of President Trump’s win. He lost, but the organizations formed around that race kept growing.

#cobb-county-ga, #democratic-congressional-campaign-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #ossoff-jon, #senate, #suburbs

The Real Estate Collapse of 2020

The pandemic devastated the housing industry this year, but there were a few flickers of life.

#building-construction, #condominiums, #discount-selling, #landlords, #mortgages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suburbs

How Atlanta’s Politics Overtook the Suburbs, Too

Communities that defined themselves in opposition to the city have increasingly grown to resemble it.

#atlanta-ga, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #voting-and-voters

Are Cities Safe During a Covid-19 Outbreak?

Dense urban centers were vilified when the pandemic struck, rekindling the age-old town vs. country debate. We asked seven experts if the backlash was warranted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rural-areas, #suburbs, #urban-areas

The Places That Had the Biggest Swings Toward and Against Trump

Education was a key dividing line, but other things mattered, too.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #voting-and-voters

The Suburbs Helped Elect Biden. Can They Give Democrats the Senate, Too?

Some Atlanta suburbs that used to be “blood red” went blue in November. But Democrats need strong turnout in January, not just disaffected Republicans seeking to give Trump one final defeat.

#atlanta-ga, #elections-senate, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #warnock-raphael-g

The ‘Mexican Beverly Hills’

How a former white enclave became an aspirational suburb for Latinos in Los Angeles.

#hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-county-calif, #parenting, #suburbs

The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Biden soared among crucial suburban voters. Democrats? Not so much.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

Georgia Is a New Political Battleground

Joe Biden’s narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t.

President Trump told suburban voters that affordable housing would hurt property values and increase crime. The story of one Wisconsin community challenges those assumptions.

#affordable-housing, #new-berlin-wis, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

Georgia, Once Reliably Red, Is Suddenly a Battleground. What Happened?

Joe Biden could win the state because Republicans have failed to keep up with its diverse population and shifting suburban politics.

#abrams-stacey-y, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

With Weakness Among Hispanic Voters, Biden Trails in Texas

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Biden Trails in Texas Due to Weakness Amongst Hispanic Voters

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Why Trump Can’t Take Red Counties in North Carolina for Granted

Even some people in Gastonia, N.C., are a little perplexed about why the president was holding a rally in a small community that’s already in his camp.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

Democrats Hope 2020 Is the Year They Flip the Texas House

Republicans have controlled the state government since 2003. An anti-Trump surge could give Democrats a crucial boost.

#elections-state-legislature, #fort-worth-tex, #orourke-beto, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #suburbs, #tarrant-county-tex, #texas

They Loved N.Y.C. but Lived in Jersey. The Pandemic Changed That.

Hoboken and Jersey City, often nicknamed the “sixth boroughs” of New York City, have their residents back full time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hoboken-nj, #jersey-city-nj, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional, #suburbs

Suburbs Are Changing, Like It or Not

You may think you know what suburban design looks like, but the authors of a new book are here to set you straight.

#real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suburban-life, #suburbs

The 10 Bellwether Counties That Show How Trump Is in Serious Trouble

Each one is in a battleground state. Votes from people there will matter a lot — and offer Joe Biden several paths to victory.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #florida, #georgia, #iowa, #maricopa-county-ariz, #michigan, #north-carolina, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suburbs, #sun-belt-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

‘If He Doesn’t Win Ohio, It’s Over’: Trump Slips in the Heartland

Four years ago, the president easily won Ohio by building a balanced coalition among white voters across educational lines. But his support has waned since then, particularly in the suburbs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #ohio, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #whites

American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

Women in Suburbia Don’t Seem Too Worried About Its Destruction

President Trump has sought to fan fears about lower property values and crime, but polls suggest his general statements are not resonating locally.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j

A New Front in the Biden-Trump Battle for the Suburbs: Wildfires

An issue that has always been on the sidelines in presidential campaigns may be coming to the forefront as Joseph Biden seeks to cast climate change, not violence, as the real and immediate threat to the suburbs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #women-and-girls

As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

New Apartments in the Suburbs Attract New Yorkers

City residents head to new developments in walkable suburban communities where they can get apartments with more indoor and outdoor space.

#glen-cove-ny, #new-jersey, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stamford-conn, #suburbs, #westchester-county-ny

How Trump Is Using Westchester to Stir Up Suburban Fears

In an appeal to racism among white voters, the president says that Democrats tried to ruin Westchester County, N.Y., through fair housing policies.

#affordable-housing, #discrimination, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #westchester-county-ny