Thursday, February 21, 2008

Will urban living kill the suburbs?

I doubt it, but the the Atlantic seems to thinks so:

For 60 years, Americans have pushed steadily into the suburbs, transforming the landscape and (until recently) leaving cities behind. But today the pendulum is swinging back toward urban living, and there are many reasons to believe this swing will continue. As it does, many low-density suburbs and McMansion subdivisions, including some that are lovely and affluent today, may become what inner cities became in the 1960s and ’70s—slums characterized by poverty, crime, and decay.
Hat tip: Metromode

1 comment:

Scott said...

I think the Atlantic is on to something. Having grown up in the Macomb County burbs and after living in Ann Arbor, Edingburgh (Scotland), and now New York City -- the burbs are screwed. Just like not every city became a crime-ridden hellhole, not every burb will go downhill -- especially as the price of energy goes up, many people will be loathe to live in the burbs.