Category Archives: demographics

New Suburban Development in Folsom

This is very good news, more homes in the suburban communities where a majority of Americans want to live, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. The most anticipated new housing community in the Sacramento region goes “vertical” next week … Continue reading

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Infinite Suburbia Excerpt

Another excerpt from this tremendous book I wrote about in an earlier post, https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/learning-about-suburbia/ The excerpt. Suburban residential landscapes are popularly understood to be socially and environmentally homogeneous places where expanses of mown lawn appear in an alternating rhythm of … Continue reading

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Examining Urban Cores, Suburban and Exurban Areas

Excellent article from New Geography. An excerpt. Since 2014, the City Sector Model has been used to portray population trends by functional area within the 53 major metropolitan areas (major metropolitan areas). The current edition classifies small areas (zip code … Continue reading

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Rent Control

A good look at this issue in California from New Geography. An excerpt. Rent control supporters in California recently announced that they have enough signatures to qualify a state proposition to remove limitations on municipalities to control rents. Their purpose … Continue reading

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Infinite Suburbia

This is an astounding book for anyone interested in an in-depth look, and I wrote about it in a post in January, read at https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/learning-about-suburbia/ Here is an excerpt from one of the articles I was just reading. “A number … Continue reading

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Suburbs, Where Everyone Goes?

It is beginning to seem like it, as this article from the Orange County Register reports. An excerpt. Over the past decade, the old urban model, long favored by most media and academia, became the harbinger of the new city. … Continue reading

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Suburban Living is the Dream for the Majority

As well-noted in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. The suburban house is the idealization of the immigrant’s dream—the vassal’s dream of his own castle. Europeans who come here are delighted by our suburbs. Not to live in an … Continue reading

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