Dwindling Sprawl: The End is Near for Suburbia

As mobile technology is fast becoming more mainstream, Urban Land Institute's CEO Patrick Phillips envisages more mixed-use developments in the next decade.
June 20, 2011, 8am PDT | Jeff Jamawat
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In a summary of Mr. Phillips' 30-minute speech at the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference, The Wall Street Journal blogger Kris Hudson writes:

"People increasingly are moving back toward the center of cities and into apartments and condominium complexes. The trend is driven by rising transportation and energy costs; fewer people living in the average U.S. household; fewer people willing and able to afford a big, suburban house; and more focus on transportation planning, including mass transit system."

Mr. Phillips emphatically asserts, "The hottest real estate sector in the country right now is apartments."

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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal
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