New Suburbanism and How Population Boom Is Creating Exurbia

I really like David Brooks’ writing and topics of choice. Today he provided a friendly reminder (TimesSelect only) that by 2025 America’s population will increase by 25 million and there are some really important implications that go along with that. One of them is its impact on how we physically organize ourselves. Brooks says we will be a Nation of Villages – clusters of people that are neither cities nor suburbs.

Physical geography means less and less, but the choices people make for where to live speaks volumes about the values and needs of Americans. They’re changing.

3 Responses to New Suburbanism and How Population Boom Is Creating Exurbia

  1. Sarah says:

    You’ve raised the bar too high for us people who thought we were overachievers.

  2. Michelle says:

    holy crap, you’re amazing. If you’d ever like a wife, look me up. Just kidding, of course.

  3. Nick Douglas says:

    That’s one of my problems with Brooks — America IS a nation of villages. We just don’t realize that in the cities. I came from “village America” and it’s not as cool as one would hope.


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