21 Apr '11, 8pm

Suburbs and cities: Stop the name-calling, already

Suburbs and cities: Stop the name-calling, already

Unfortunately, the census shines the light on the terms "city" and "suburb" -- neither of which are the keys to understanding today's built environment .... The issue is where are walkable urban places being built, and they are being built in both central cities and the suburbs surrounding them. My 2007 survey of the walkable urban places in the top 30 metros showed 50 percent of them were in central cities and 50 percent were in the suburbs. In the metro area with the most walkable urban places, the Washington region, 70 percent of the walkable urban places were in the suburbs. These included Bethesda and Silver Spring in suburban Montgomery County, nine places in suburban Arlington County (like Ballston and Crystal City), and the newly built Washington Harbor in suburban Prince George's County. Until we focus on the form of the built environment, walkable urban versus dr...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-04-21-suburbs-and-cities...

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