Working From Home: An Urban Planning Revolution

A piece in The Atlantic argues that telecommuting trends could have significant impacts on the built environment.

The possibility of both fewer children per household and more telecommuters raises interesting possibilities for urban planning--including new uses for civic spaces, different transportation patterns, and the like. "I think it's also going to make things easier for a generation of dads who want to see their kids more, and moms who want to balance career and child-rearing. It's also going to benefit the more privileged class of white collar workers as compared to retail folks, service industry workers, and others who need more than an Internet connection to do their jobs."

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