:: What’s Next for US Cities [andrewblum.net]
Is [a move toward “walkable urbanity”] a backlash to suburbanization?
[Christopher Leinberger:] Since high density was the only option for cities for millennia, I view it as the pendulum swinging back. Demographics are a major factor. In Washington, D.C., where I live, there’s a baby boom going on. I’ve never seen so many young children, because their parents aren’t moving out to the suburbs as the kids get to school age. Factor in the baby boomers’ retirement shift to smaller houses and you’ve got all this pent-up demand for walkable urbanity. The latest consumer research suggests that 30 to 40 percent of U.S. households want it in some form—located in the city or in suburban town centers.
:: A pile of videotapes in Brooklyn [curbed]
:: Never mind that ‘nature’ junk. Stay in the city. [gridskipper]
:: Traig & McGrath, Shut-In Detectives [Mcsweeney’s]