Monday, February 15, 2010

The Suburban future?

Unlike much of the west, America's population continues to grow.  But will the demographic makeup of this growth be good for America?  Social thinker Joel Kotkin thinks so.  In his new book The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 says that within fourty years ever more Americans will move to new "greener" suburbs and will be less reliant on cities. His arguments run counter to the views of the New Urbanists and people like Richard Florida.  Is Kotkin's vision really a view of the continued Walmartiation of America?

My conversation with Joel Kotkin:

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