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Suburban Slums?

by Prince Of Petworth March 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm 33 Comments

There is an awesome article in The Atlantic titled The Next Slum? It is a fascinating article that discusses the demise and potential demise of some suburbs and exurbs nationwide. It talks about urban renewal and the effects of home foreclosures (many McMansions) in the suburbs.

Here is an interesting quote from the article (hat tip to Brownstoner):

“For 60 years, Americans have pushed steadily into the suburbs, transforming the landscape and (until recently) leaving cities behind. But today the pendulum is swinging back toward urban living, and there are many reasons to believe this swing will continue. As it does, many low-density suburbs and McMansion subdivisions, including some that are lovely and affluent today, may become what inner cities became in the 1960s and

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