Should We Plan Cities To Be Temporary?

Eoin O'Carroll, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, notes the plans to bulldoze neighborhoods in decaying American cities and wonders if all this waste couldn't be avoided in the future by building more pre-fab houses.
June 30, 2009, 11am PDT | Michael Dudley
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The Christian Science Monitor blogger Eoin O'Carroll summarizes some important recent trends in American urbanism:

- population loss and economic decline in rust belt cities leading to plans to bulldoze neighborhoods;

- the challenge of relocating people from declining areas to more prosperous ones;

- the demographic shift towards city centers;

- the energy benefits of dense areas;

- the bulldozing of new suburban neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis;

- and the potential for more pre-fab construction to make urban areas more flexible.

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Published on Friday, June 19, 2009 in Christian Science Monitor
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