Where Americans Will Be in 2050

Where will Americans live? Everywhere. The third article in a three-part series based on Joel Kotkin's new book, "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050," looks at where Americans will live and how our communities will grow to accommodate them.
March 23, 2010, 1pm PDT | Rebecca Sanborn Stone
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"The presence of 100 million more Americans by 2050 will reshape the nation's geography. Scores of new communities will have to be built to accommodate them, creating a massive demand for new housing, as well as industrial and commercial space.

This growth will include everything from the widespread "infilling" of once-desolate inner cities to the creation of new suburban and exurban towns to the resettling of the American heartland -- the vast, still sparsely populated regions that constitute the majority of the U.S. landmass."

In an article adapted from his new book, Joel Kotkin looks at predictions for future development - including continued growth of suburbs, a rise in "Cities of Aspiration," and a new boom in the heartland.

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Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in AOL News
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