The Suburbanization Of America

Knute Berger worries about the suburbanization of the nation.

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October 20, 2001, 6:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"The suburbs are still popular, largely because they are safe. Safety, in fact, is their greatest commodity. Gated developments protect against the outside world; covenanted communities offer the security of neighbors willing to conform, who will mow their lawns and won't paint their homes an unsettling shade of gamboge. SUVs and minivans protect families who travel that paved Möbius strip that leads to an infinity of soccer matches. Suburbs are monuments to defensive living: life without surprise, without risk, without variety."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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