Shrinkage -- the term long associated with rust belt cities like Detroit and Cleveland that saw their heydays 60 years ago and have been in decline since -- is now being applied to Phoenix and other fast-growing areas of the Southwest and Sun Belt.
Dec 29, 2011 National Public Radio - Morning Edition
Cities in California, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada that were "sunburnt" by the economic recession need to smartly manage their future growth.
Mar 9, 2011 USA Today
A Brookings Study of census data finds that since 2000, the number of poor people in the suburbs jumped by 37.4% to 13 million and "the growth rate of suburban poverty is more than double that of cities."
Oct 11, 2010 Los Angeles Times
<p>A new report from the U.S. Census shows that the Sunbelt continues to lead the nation in population growth, with Dallas-Fort Worth showing the greatest gains.</p>
Mar 28, 2008 CNN Money
<p>New census figures show that suburban growth is slowing down in the Sunbelt cities of California, Nevada and Arizona.</p>
Mar 26, 2008 The Los Angeles Times