Archive | July, 2011

News Update: The Decentralization of Middle-Aged Workers

In a comparison of people aged 25 to 34 in the 2000 census to the same group ten years later (aged 35 to 44 in 2010), the cohort’s presence in suburbia has increased by 12 percent. The same group has experienced a decrease of 22.7 percent in the urban core.  In terms of real population […]

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The History of Suburban Brussels

An American would feel right at home in the suburbs of Brussels. Mid 20th century ranch-style tract housing and newer contemporary homes are the norm, as medieval architecture and tourist attractions are noticeably absent. So too are the housing projects, multi-unit apartment complexes, and major public transportation links that predominate other European suburbs. Drive for […]

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News Update: A Brookings Report on the Evolving Landscape of Suburbia

A Brookings Institute conference looks at the evolving landscape of American suburbia. The 2010 U.S. Census reveals that both cities and suburbs are growing at a smaller rate than in the 1990s. The relationship between city and suburban growth within a metropolitan area remains correlated. In other words, the “metropolitan-wide population change—increase, decrease, or stagnation—continue[s] […]

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News Update: The Aging United States Suburbs

The 2010 U.S. Census shows that suburbia is becoming increasingly older, as 40% of suburban residents in the United States are over 45 years old—up from 34% just a decade ago. The trend is not isolated to the suburbs, however, as city residents over 45 years of age has increased from 31% to 35% in the same time […]

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