Monday, August 25, 2008
Can't say I've heard these terms before, but here's another article describing the growing demographic shift from suburban to urban living.
What makes these shifts special, notes Ehrenhalt, is their signal that "an
America that seemed destined for ever-increasing individualization and sprawl is
experimenting with new versions of community and sociability."
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Freakonomics guys ran a quorum yesterday on their blog asking an interesting and diverse group the following question: What will U.S. surburbs look like in 40 years? The answers are fascinating, if at times silly. But they raise thought provoking ideas about how suburbs must adapt or die.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Boston Globe magazine has a very interesting piece this weekend on various initiatives to make Boston a more pedestrian friendly city. Although Boston ranks as #3 on WalkScore's list of the most walkable cities, the fact that the actual walking activity there is difficult diminishes the acclaim. I was shocked to see that over the last five years the number of pedestrians killed by cars was double that of drivers and passengers killed in car accidents. That's a huge problem, and thankfully with the help of folks like Christopher Hart and the Shared Space idea, that number can be reduced.