Do you have the right words to talk about your city? @blackurbanist via @s…

Do you have the right words to talk about your city? @blackurbanist via @s…

Previously, I’ve written about why words matter . Especially when we talk about what’s a town and what’s a suburb . Once again, people are people and places are places. So how should we talk about places? First of all, if you have a city, with either two large cities, that are economic powers surrounded by several small towns with less economic power, then you have a metropolitan area. If you have a larger town with economic power, with smaller towns around it, you have a micropolitan area, the Census Bureau’s new word for smaller areas of concentrated economic power. A farm is still a farm. I know, sounds technical right? And maybe a bit harsh. After all, one of my good urbanist friends reminded me that economically, some larger metros are justifiably suburbs. Yet, we’ve never really been good at this labeling the places we live anyway. Are all our streets streets? Or are...

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