Smart growth, which emphasizes walkability, higher density, and transportation access as ways to more effectively use land, is not a new concept.
When Jane Finger thought about where she wanted to spend her retirement years, the community she envisioned had to be walkable.
Today’s suburbs aren’t what they used to be. And they’re only just beginning to show signs of what they will be tomorrow.
Motown is a city with soul, but it’s short on people.
The end of World War II brought the start of the baby boom and the beginning of a housing pattern that is burned as deeply into the American psyche as baseball and apple pie. “When I grew up, there was no question that when people had a family, they moved to the suburbs,” says Arthur C. Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah.
Millennials own fewer cars and drive less than their predecessors. They’d rather walk, bike, car-share, and use public transportation — and want to live where that’s all easy.