According to this piece, it’s pretty much all over for the suburban office parks of North America. We’re looking at “…a shift to a more European model, of fantastically wealthy cities and increasingly slummy suburbs,” says the author. Ouch!
This is how the suburbs die
Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson at the Schomberg Center (New York Public Library)
Poverty moves to the suburbs
New Hampshire Public Radio (56:23)
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Okay, let’s see if we got this straight. When black or Hispanic Americans prosper at the same level as Caucasian Americans income-wise and move to the suburbs they still live in poorer, shittier suburbs? Yikes.
Even when minorities do well in the suburbs, racial inequalities follow
Real Time Economics – Wall Street Journal blog
The conservative case against the suburbs
image: Bryan Hong via Wikimedia Commons
image: Internet Archive scanned book image via Flickr
Behemoth, the fictional, hog-sized, vodka-drinking and chess-loving black cat that accompanied Satan on his rounds of Moscow in the late 1930s came to mind when we read the tag line on an interesting online piece from York University. From Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita Behemoth was anything but a cuddly kitten. Being revealed daily in a challenging world is the true nature of the world’s sprawl zones. The sustainability and the level of resilience available to these places is an open question.
A good entry point to some of that discussion is reachable from the link below.