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What is a suburb today?

I45Tex
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Re: What is a suburb today?

Postby I45Tex » 14 Sep 2018 11:57

Successfully challenging urban centers for growth in a way where --
the faster we grow, the weaker we become:

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/201 ... -we-become


or a shorter take:

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/201 ... rer-we-get

Tnexster
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Re: What is a suburb today?

Postby Tnexster » 01 Jul 2019 16:20

American Suburbs Swell Again as a New Generation Escapes the City

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-s ... 1561992889

Millennials priced out of popular big cities are flocking to Frisco, Texas, Nolensville, Tenn., Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and Scottdale, Ga.—not exactly household names but among the fastest-growing destinations in the U.S.

“The back-to-the-city trend has reversed,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, citing last year’s census data.

Millennials, the generation now ages 23 to 38, are no longer as rooted as they were after the economic downturn. Many are belatedly getting married and heading to the suburbs, just as their parents and grandparents did.

What is different from the postwar boom of 1950s and 1960s is that growth is far more selective—limited to suburbs blessed by good weather and good jobs, largely in the Sunbelt, where they are growing more than twice as fast as their neighboring cities, Mr. Frey said.

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The_Overdog
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Re: What is a suburb today?

Postby The_Overdog » 03 Jul 2019 14:34

Frisco may be a 'suburb' but it's not the same type as in the past either. Their dinky baseball stadium is more "urban" than every other stadium in DFW except the AAC and they permitted more multifamily than single family the past 2 years, and still have tons of undeveloped land.


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