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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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Suburbs Rule

This article from New Geography explains the trend away from urban areas to the suburbs. An excerpt. The new 2017 US Census Bureau metropolitan area population estimates have been published. They show a significant increase in domestic migration away from the largest … Continue reading

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California’s Dense Suburbs

Contrary to the narrative favored by environmentalists/urbanists, they are really dense, as this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. Many observers think California urban areas are more geographically expansive (“lower density” or to use the pejorative term, more “sprawling”) … Continue reading

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Suburbs are the Heart of America

They have been for a very long time, and the heart is getting bigger, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. Suburbs have largely been dismissed by environmentalists and urban planners as bad for the planet, a form … Continue reading

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Seniors Love the Suburbs

Which is common sense as one gets wiser with age. I know I’m a heck of a lot smarter at 75 than I was at 35. Today fully 87% of seniors live in the suburbs (as do we) or exurbs, … Continue reading

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