Friday, February 22, 2008
I often write skeptically about the long-predicted demise of the suburbs and the return of urban living. But some interesting counter-arguments are made by Christopher B. Leinberger, of Brookings and the University of Michigan, in the March issue of the Atlantic Monthly. Like others, he asserts that Americans are beginning to reject the auto-dominated suburban culture and today desire "walkable" places. (Although the choice of Northern Virginia's Reston Town Center as an exemplar seems to me to be simply a revision of the suburban ideal, not a rejection of it.) Most provocatively, he suggests that much of the isolated suburban developments built during the recent the housing bubble may be so undesirable in coming decades that they end up as the refuges for the very poor, posing tremendous challenges for local government and land use law.
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- Josh Hightree on What makes people leave rural areas, and what makes them stay
- Jessica Shoemaker on What makes people leave rural areas, and what makes them stay
- Jamie Baker Roskie on Why are building inspectors so often on the take?
- Stephen R. Miller on What makes people leave rural areas, and what makes them stay
- Water Down Under: A Report from Australia by Barbara Cosens: Post 5: Indigenous Rights to Water and Capacity Building
- Land Use Law-Related Articles Posted on SSRN in February
- March 4-6: Stanford 2015 Rural West Conference: Preservation and Transformation: The Future of the Rural West
- March 3 - J.B. Ruhl to deliver Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at U Louisville Law
- Is this blog post "advertising"? California's bar proposes bright-line rule for regulating attorney blogs