How has suburban America changed?
8 Jul 2019
How has suburban America changed?

The archetypal American suburb may be perceived as quaint, welcoming, and demographically homogeneous, but they have never been denser, more diverse, or poorer. How exactly have these areas transformed over the decades and why do people still want to set up a life in these neighborhoods?

Robert Bruegmann

Robert Bruegmann is a professor emeritus of art history, architecture and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of ‘Sprawl: A Compact History’.

Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Whitney Airgood-Obrycki is a senior research analyst at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has contributed to Urban Studies, CityLab and The Harvard Housing Report, among other publications.

Alex Diggins

Alex Diggins is a writer journalist based in Oxford. He writes regularly for leading publications including The Economist, Wired, New Scientist, The Telegraph and The TLS. He is also published in Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth (Unbound). @AHABDiggins