Category Archives: demographics

New Suburbanism

This article is a response to urbanism with its Anti-Suburbanism, with its too dense housing in dangerous cities and too much reliance on unsafe and unreliable public transportation, from California Globe. An excerpt. Solutions to California’s housing shortage invariably focus … Continue reading

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Spinning the Facts to Create Fantasy

The Anti-Suburbanites are at it again, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. For some time, the mainstream press and conventional urban planners have been obsessed with a “dense urban” narrative. This is largely a myth, as has … Continue reading

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California Interior Growing Faster than Coast

Interesting story from New Geography.  An excerpt. A major shift took place in California’s population growth — which has fallen below the national average — over the past eight years. The latest Census Bureau population estimates (for July 1, 2018) … Continue reading

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Suburbs Rule

More evidence of that fact, from American Affairs. An excerpt. A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle-class people, many illiterates into skilled people, many greenhorns into competent citizens. . . . … Continue reading

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Increasing Housing Density in Suburbs

A truly wrong thing to do, as noted in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. For decades California’s regulatory and tax policies have undermined our middle class, driving millions out of this most favored state. Perhaps nowhere is this … Continue reading

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Where College Graduates Live, Suburbs Mostly

Great breakdown from New Geography. An excerpt. The nation’s high-density central business districts of the major metropolitan areas have the largest shares of adults over the age of 25 with bachelor’s degrees or higher, which is consistent with popular perception. … Continue reading

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Suburbs Rule

As anti-suburban types continue the narrative that urban areas outperform suburban ones, the truth is the reverse, as this story by Richard Florida, from City Lab reports. An excerpt. A new study finds that suburban neighborhoods outperform urban ones across … Continue reading

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