Category Archives: demographics

Shaming the Suburbs

Yesterday’s news, and incorrect at that, according to this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “I have been a New Yorker for over a decade now, but I have spent the past few months in the Hampton Roads region of … Continue reading

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American Land Rush

Happening before our eyes, in warp speed, as this article from New Geography reports, An excerpt. “The Great American Land Rush of 2020 is underway in many metro areas across the country. Large numbers of American workers are untethered from … Continue reading

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Streetcar Suburbs

An unfamiliar term to me, but this article from New Geography explains; and many areas close to downtown would qualify, McKinley Park, Oak Park, East Sacramento, etc. An excerpt. “If there is a single American development pattern or style that … Continue reading

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America’s Greatest City, Also Floundering Badly

Yesterday from the West, today from the East, as chronicled in this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “New York’s Upper West Side is one of the safest, wealthiest, and most stable neighborhoods in the city—but it’s not a gated … Continue reading

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The City Organic

A very interesting article about cities from Aeon Magazine. An excerpt. “The ancient city of Alexandria lies on a narrow strip of Mediterranean coast to the west of the Nile delta. To the south is Lake Mariout, which once hemmed … Continue reading

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Moving to the Burbs

Urban areas might be losing their allure, as this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “The years to come seem likely to see America’s historic population dispersion continue or accelerate, as pandemic and lockdown worries have severely reduced the … Continue reading

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City Roots

A very nice article on cities with a focus on the legendary ones, from Comment. An excerpt. “Athens is the birthplace of Western culture, with the physical ruins of its classical age still visibly present as a perpetual reminder. Virgil … Continue reading

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California Farmers, One Family’s Story

Farmers are incredible people, fighting against formidable odds, and prevailing, as in this story from Inside Climate News. An excerpt. “After 67 years of living and breathing dairy farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Scott Magneson cannot, will not, stop. … Continue reading

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Leaving California

Our home state is a great state in many ways, but many people are leaving it, which is examined in this story from California Globe. An excerpt. “With Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots breaking out across California, some city … Continue reading

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Urban/Suburban Planning

It is going though a big change due to the Virus—with even more folks turning to the suburbs and transport by cars—as explained in this article from American Mind. An excerpt. “We can be far more efficient in our fight … Continue reading

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