Putting the 'Urban' in 'Suburban'

The suburbs are steadily becoming more urban, with denser development, taller buildings, and a greater mix of uses.

Suburbs across the country are beginning to shift towards a more traditionally urban makeup, according to this piece.

"Suburbs that had not allowed development to rise too high above the single-family homes that have shaped suburbia for decades are beginning to embrace the 'urban' in 'suburban.'

The trend reflects the priorities of the times: saving energy, reducing traffic congestion, saving land, and promoting walking and mass transit."

Full Story: Suburbs get urban makeover




Although interesting, I question the strength of the assertion that this is a result of Asian immigrant influence.

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