The Future Of Residential Interaction

Terry Kerby speaks to professionals about the trend toward redeveloped and landscaped city center living and the re-evaluation of the merits of slums and suburbia that has sparked a resurgence of interest in high rise living and public space.

Paul Jones, a sociologist at Liverpool University, argues for a 're-think of the form and function of cities and believes their future will be about the public reclaiming private spaces.' As inner cities become increasingly popular, the suburbs that surround them will be the challenging place to live. They will struggle economically, as is already happening in London, but lack many of the adhesive community features that can make slums resilient and tight-knit. The idea of a suburb is based on private space, and so they will not be able to adapt as easily as inner cities, where an empty block can be transformed into a garden in a week.

Full Story: Where Will We Live In The Future


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!