Sububanization: End of An Era?

A study shows that suburbanization around New York City is slowing down.
May 20, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A half-century of suburbanization paused in the late 1990's, even as public concern about suburban sprawl grew, according to a report on economic and demographic trends in 31 counties in and around New York City...

Dr. Hughes, a demographer, and Professor Seneca, an economist, attributed the trends in part to traffic constraints in the suburbs and a shortage of land for development, especially as open-space preservation programs expanded.

They also found that housing demand was shifting away from single-family suburban development, and would continue to do so. "

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Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in The New York Times
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