Sunday, 15 October 2017

Is our future suburban?

Interesting little article by Tyler Cowan:
As American travel infrastructure decays, and traffic congestion worsens, what we used to call cities and suburbs won’t be able to rely on each other so much, as trips become too exhausting and time-consuming. That too will encourage cities and suburbs each have their own mix of jobs, retail and cultural opportunities.
I suspect he makes the point more strongly that will be realised - elite culture (and other elite institutions) will remain in the cities as will the wealthy elite that populate them. But the everyday sort of leisure and pleasure, what most of us do mostly, will be more evenly spread especially in centre urban rents continue to climb.


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