War on Suburbs a Straw Man?

Well, that’s what the Sacramento Bee says the organizers of Friday’s event—where noted suburban defender Joel Kotkin spoke—were doing, creating a straw man; then in a strange lack of awareness, the two articles in the Bee, one an editorial, one a news story, continued the war on the suburbs.

To actually say that there is no war on the suburbs is mind-bogglingly obtuse, but then to continue the war on the suburbs in the same articles is really out there, but that is the Sacramento Bee we love.

The war on the suburbs is and has been, orchestrated by a majority of the members of the urban planning community and the media, while the majority of people continue to choose to live there or desire to live there; which has been true throughout the world since suburbs first began appearing thousands of years ago; all of which the website Joel Kotkin writes at, New Geography reports—one of the few organizations fighting against the vast array of anti-suburbanites within the environmentalist movement.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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