Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Ambiguous Triumph of the “Urban Age” |

The Ambiguous Triumph of the “Urban Age” |
In fact, the much-ballyhooed urban majority might be in great part a statistical artifact, a way of counting the population that over-emphasizes the move from country to city and fails to account for the powerful counter-movement from the city back toward the countryside. Indeed the emerging reality of overlapping patterns of high density centers, lower-density peripheries and vast areas of very low density urban settlement, all of them interspersed with agricultural lands and protected open spaces, threatens to upend altogether the traditional notion of what it means to be urban.
My colleague Bob Bruegmann questions the "end of suburbia, triumph of the urban" line of thought.

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