The Death of the Fringe Suburb – Housing & Urban Development in the U.S.
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 4 December 2011
Christopher B. Leinberger, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and president of Locus, a coalition of real estate developers and investors and a project of Smart Growth America, has written an interesting article entitled “The Death of the Fringe Suburb” in the Opinion Pages of the The New York Times, looking at trends in the U.S. housing market, and the disintegration of automobile-based suburban culture and real-estate value. Leinberger, quite logically given his interests, advocates “..mixed-income, walkable cities and suburbs that will support the knowledge economy, promote environmental sustainability and create jobs.” Are suburbs the new slums?
top image: Victor Kerlow – The New York Times