A Portrait Of America's First Tier Suburbs

Suburbs continue to dominate the United States' economic, social, and political landscape, writes Bruce Katz.

"Despite many signs of central city revitalization, particularly in places like Boston and Chicago, the 2000 U.S. Census confirms that suburbs continue to dominate our country's economic, social, and political landscape. As suburbs have become more demographically, economically, and politically powerful, they have also become much more varied. While it is common to talk about "the suburbs" as a group of homogeneous jurisdictions, they are in fact highly diverse."

Thanks to ArchNewsNow.com

Full Story: Foreword of "Half Way From Everywhere: A Portrait of America's First Tier Suburbs" by William Hudnut

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