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Scott W. Allard and Benjamin Roth, ‘Strained Suburbs: The Social Service Challenges of Rising Suburban Poverty’, October, 2010, pp. 1-36

John Archer, ‘Suburban Aesthetics is Not an Oxymoron’ (excerpt from World’s Away: New Suburban Landscapes)

Emily Badger, ‘Why Suburban Poverty is Less Visible and More Insidious’ (article and comments in The Atlantic Cities 20 May 2013

Pierre-Arnaud Barthel, Valérie Clerc and Pascale Philifert, ‘Rushing Towards Urban Sustainability in the Arab Region : Learnings from a Genalogic and Critical Perspective’, Villes Régions Monde Urban Environment 7 (2013), pp. 1-15

Jonathan Ervine, ‘Citizenship and Belonging in Suburban France: the Music of Zebda‘, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 7:2 (2008), pp. 199-213

Peter Bacon Hales, Art History Department, University of Illinios at Chicago, ‘Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb’ (collaborative online history resource)

Julie Balise, ‘Suburbs Fall Short of the American Dream’, msn money (6 August 2013)–suburbs-fall-short-of-american-dream

Jacqueline Banerjee, with Sarah Sullivan, ‘Blackheath Village, Surrey: Charles Harrison Townsend and the Garden Suburb Movement’, The Victorian Web (2011)

Melanie Bax and Sarah Considine, ‘We Heart the Suburbs’ (community design project blogpages)

BBC News Europe Online, ‘Hollande Plans New Aid for France’s Deprived Suburbs’ (2 August 2013)

BBC News Online, ‘Levittown: A Suburb at 60’ (2013)

Chris Brennan-Horley, ‘Reappraising the Role of Suburban Workplaces in Darwin’s Creative Economy’, M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture 14:4 (August 2011)

Carolyn Bye, Sylvia Paine Lindman (Ed), ‘A New Angle: Arts Development in the Suburbs’ (Minnesota: The McKnight Foundation, 2002)

Shenglin E. Chang and Willow Lung Amam, ‘Born Glocal: Youth Identity and Suburban Spaces in the U.S. and Taiwan’, Amerasia Journal 36:3 (2010), pp. 29-52

Valérie Clerc, ‘Informal Settlements in the Event of the Crisis in Syria: An Unfinished Inflection of Urban and Housing Policies?’ in P-A Barthel and S. Jaglin The Arab Spring and Urban Fabric, Assessment and Prospects for Action in Informal  Settlements  (2013)

Valérie Clerc V, ‘”Zone of collective illegality” in Syria, defying a regime’,  Paris, Villes en développement 91 (2012), pp. 5-6. Online in French and English at

Valérie Clerc, ‘Housing the poor in Damascus: from the empty housing crisis to the increase of informal settlements’, IFPO Notebooks: Research being done at the l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient, (Hypothè, 31 octobre 2012. Online at

Peter Cock, ‘Our Suburbs Can be Transformed into True Communities’ (Sydney Morning Herald ‘Opinion’ 26 April 2010)

Cheryl Cowdy, ‘Mississauga: Cadence of Desire and Return. A Childhood Geografictione’, Numero Cinq II:48 (November 2011)

William H. Frey, ‘Demographic Reversal: Cities Thrive, Suburbs Sputter’ (Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program: ‘State of Metropolitan America’ series no. 56 of 57. Opinion, 29 June 2012)

Nicole Stelle Garnett, ‘Suburbs as Exit, Suburbs as Entrance’, Michigan Law Review vol 107 (2007)

David Glick, ‘Can Architects Fix the Suburbs?: Designers Visit Long Island to Find Out’ (blog page and review 2 June 2011)

Henry Grabar, ‘Suburbia in Sand: Choose Your Own Metaphor’ (The Atlantic Cities 27 June 2013)

Shane Green, ‘Standing Up for the Suburbs and Life with Fringe Benefits’ (The Age Comment, 9 March 2013)

Alistair Greig, ‘The Way We Live’, GriffithREVIEW Edition 2: ‘Dreams of Land’

Marc Gunther ‘What Does “The End of the Suburbs” Mean for Sustainability?’ (The Guardian Sustainable Business: interview with Leigh Gallagher on her new book about the death of the American suburb, 15 August 2013)

Louise Hawson, 52 Suburbs Around the World (blog 2012)

Michael K. Hayes, 2ha (online bi-monthly magazine relating to ongoing research into the Dublin suburbs)

English Heritage/HELM (Historic Environment Local Management), The Heritage of Historic Suburbs (2007)

Joel Kotkin, ‘America’s Future is Taking Place in the Suburbs’, (post and comments, part of the ‘Reinventing America’ section, 31 July 2012)

Suzanne Lanyi Charles, ‘Suburban Gentrification: Understanding the Determinants of Single-Family Residential Redevelopment, a Case Study of the Inner-Ring Suburbs of Chicago, IL, 2000-2010’ (Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2011)

Sarah Laskow, ‘Poverty Finds the Suburbs’ (post and comment, Boston Globe 2 June 2013)

Philip Lawton (Lecturer in Culture and Urban Development, Maastricht University) Landscapes of the Suburbs Blog at

Christopher B. Leinberger, ‘The Death of the Fringe Suburb’ (The New York Times Opinion Pages, 25 November 2011)

Kevin Leonard, ‘Rhiwbina Garden Village in Cardiff Celebrates Centenary’ (BBC News Wales Online, 3 January 2013)

Scott London, ‘The City of Tomorrow: An Interview with Peter Calthorpe’ (blog page 2012)

Carol Morello, ‘If Baby Boomers Stay in Suburbia, Analysts Predict Cultural Shift’ (Washington Post blog page 28 June 2011)

Yumiko Murai, ‘Suburb Cities and Contemporary Art: Are They Compatible or Not?’ (blog page 28 July 2010)

Alexandra K. Murphy, ‘”Litterers”: How Objects of Physical Disorder are Used to Construct Subjects of Social Disorder in a Suburb’, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 2012 642:210. Online at

Becky M. Nicolaides and Andrew Wiese, ‘Suburban Disequilibrium’ (post and comments The New York Times 6 April 2013)

Myron Orfield, ‘How the Suburbs Gave Birth to America’s Most Diverse Neighborhoods’ (The Atlantic Cities blog and comment page 20 July 2012)

Nathanael O’Reilly, ‘Exploring Indigenous Identity in Suburbia: Melissa Lucashenko’s Steam Pigs‘, JASAL 10 (2010), pp. 1-13

– – – , ‘Embracing Suburbia: Breaking Tradition and Accepting the Self in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia‘, Literary London: Interdispciplinary Studies in the Representation of London, 7: 2 (September 2009)

Alejandro Rivas (Princeton University) and Andrea Panchok-Berry (University of Pennsylvania), ‘The Landscape of Immigrant Resources in Urban & Suburban Philadelphia’ [2010?]

Sam Roberts, ‘Suburbs’ Share of Poor Has Grown Since 2000′ (post and comments The New York Times 20 May 2013)

H. V. Savitch, ‘How Suburban Sprawl Shapes Human Well-being’, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 80:4 (December 2005), pp. 590-607

Bindi Shah, Claire Dwyer & David Gilbert, ‘Landscapes of Diasporic Religious Belongings in the Edge-City: the Jain Temple at Potters Bar, Outer London’, South Asian Diaspora 4:1 (2012), pp. 77-94

Neil Shah, ‘U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Suburbs’ (article and comments in The Wall Street Journal 23 May 2013)

Loren Steffy, ‘Will Rising Energy Prices End Suburban Sprawl?’ (Forbes online blog 30 September 2013)

Aldo Svaldi, ‘Urbanised Suburbs are the Future, Experts Say’ (The Denver Post Business blog 18 October 2013)

The McKnight Foundation and FORECAST Public Artworks, ‘You Are Here: Exploring Art in the Suburbs’ (Minnesota: FORECAST, 2005). Downloadable at

‘Sophiatown and Its People’ – online article on Joburg, my City, our Future (official website of the City of Johannesburg) (4 November 2011)

Alan Walks, ‘Suburbanism as a Way of Life, Slight Return’, Urban Studies at 50 50:8 (June 2013)

David Warrren and Robert Puentes, ‘One Fifth of America: a Comprehensive Guide to America’s First Suburbs’ (Brookings Research Report, February 2006)

Hope Yen and Kristen Wyatt, ‘Cities Grow More Than Suburbs, First Time in 100 Years’ ( TodayMoney) (28 June 2012)

Andrew Zaleski, ‘The Great Inversion: Cities are the New Suburbs, Suburbs the New Cities’, interview with Alan Ehrenhalt (Grist 30 May 2012)