[Research] City Growth Outpaces that of Suburbs - #urbandesign #smartcities

New data confirm that central cities continue to grow faster than their suburbs. This still relatively new trend reverses a century of just the opposite, when city dwellers fled to suburbs and sprawl ate up the countryside. Not that suburbs aren’t also growing, mind you, but we – and, significantly, the environment – can take some comfort in the knowledge that cities are back. In an article (“See ya, suburbs”) published last month in USA Today , Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg summarize data from a new census report: “Population growth has been shifting to the core counties of the USA's 381 metro areas, especially since the economic recovery began gaining steam in 2010. Basically, the USA's urban core is getting denser, while far-flung suburbs watch their growth dwindle. “Driven by young professionals and retiring Baby Boomers who like living in cities, the trend is ‘180 degr...

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