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There's No Place Like Home

Joel Kotkin sees a trend in a 'New Localism'- people aren't moving around like they used to, and it's causing them to reengage with their communities.

"Economic pressures, an increase in telecommuting options, and a desire for greater sense of community are causing increasing numbers of Americans to forgo the mobile lifestyle and stay put. This new brand of localism has positive consequences that are helping communities everywhere - more people know their neighbors and get involved in communities, extended families have more opportunities to interact, and decreased travel means energy savings across the board."

Thanks to Rebecca Sanborn Stone

Full Story: There's No Place Like Home

Comments

Comments

Moving in the right direction

I really like this piece and how it puts together several trends going on at the same time. While the reasons for this staying put may not be what we would like to occur (can't move to AZ because we can't sell the house on OH), it may be a blessing in disguise. I think that many of us don't realize the drawbacks to moving and being far from your roots, old friends and family. I wrote more of my thoughts on this on my blog:

http://frogsonthemoon.blogspot.com/2009/10/moving-is-over-rated.html

froggyprager

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