The Decline of the Suburbs  

The article referenced above from The Boston Review explores similar themes to “The Next Slum?” in this month’s Atlantic Magazine.

Is this emerging meme driven by angst from the current housing downturn, or is it the start of a bigger trend? Interestingly, neither article explicitly mentions New Urbanism but both articles hint at forces pointing towards that model.

The Atlantic piece though does include a side-bar reference to the article “Towards a New Urbanism” from 2000. It features and interview with the authors of the book Suburban Nation which I found very illuminating.

» Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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