Category Archives: demographics

Suburbs, Transportation & Why Cars Rule

New Geography nails it, again. An excerpt. Planners and journalists are often uneasy about suburban development, wondering how people will get to work in the center from more distant locations. They needn’t worry. Only a relatively small percentage of people … Continue reading

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Sacramento Makes Decent Score in Best Cities Study

We came in at 24th of 62 in this study posted on Wallet Hub. An excerpt. Many Americans prefer to live in rural areas, but far more call cities their homes. Though urban settings are less than 3 percent of … Continue reading

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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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