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.