Many Suburbs Are Vibrant and Alive

Moving out of the urban core does not necessarily mean moving to car-dependent sprawl
January 27, 2015
Many Suburbs Are Vibrant and Alive, Downtown Arlington Heights

According to CityLab columnist Sommer Mathis, recent articles and surveys by the Wall Street Journal and the NAHB respectively have been misleading.

“[These articles] expose flaws in the idea of some fictional ‘battle’ between cities and suburbs, where the suburbs are now staging a comeback or were never ‘losing’ in the first place,” Sommers contends. “Rather, in a lot of metros across the U.S., there are suburbs that were either already close to becoming or have been adapting into the ‘urban burbs.’”

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