Category Archives: demographics

People Helping People

It’s the American way, something remarked on by Alexis de Tocqueville many years ago, and noted in this wonderful article from City Journal. An excerpt. “The most remarkable thing about the arrival of the Samaritans Purse disaster-relief organization in Central … Continue reading

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Greening Sprawl

In this excellent article of the same name, the case is made for a revisioning of sprawl. An excerpt. “Suburban residential landscapes are popularly understood to be socially and environmentally homogeneous places where expanses of mown lawn appear in an … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism

Suburbs Rule!, Still

Still growing faster than urban areas—because the suburbs are where most people want to live—as reported by New Geography, complete with the charts and graphs for which they are renowned. An excerpt. “The suburbs and exurbs continue to dominate population … Continue reading

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California’s Housing Issues

Another take from New Geography. An excerpt. “Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are … Continue reading

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Black Experience in the Suburbs

An insightful piece from New Geography. An excerpt. “A couple weeks ago I was privileged to be the guest speaker at a wonderful event. The Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the Village of Hanover Park, a northwest suburb of … Continue reading

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Suburban Fake News

It’s been around for quite a while, and this great article from City Journal talks about it. An excerpt. “For more than a decade, leading urbanists and their media disciples have touted the idea that a resurgence of cities was … Continue reading

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City Planning, It’s Difficult

If not impossible, as this superb article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “A long succession of urban theorists, including Jane Jacobs, have intuited, implied, or proclaimed the “organic” nature of cities. This organic concept of cities describes them as … Continue reading

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