In the Atlantic this month, Christopher Leinberger writes “Here Comes the Neighborhood,” an exploration of “smart growth” that’s right up our alley:
Conventional suburbs are overbuilt and out of favor. In cities and suburbs alike, walkable neighborhoods linked by train are the future. Here’s how a new network of privately funded rail lines can make that future come to pass more quickly and cheaply—and help reinvigorate housing and the economy.
The story is linked to their special report “The Future of the City.”
Neal Conan and Talk of The Nation brought in Joel Kotkin, suburban evangelist and author of The Next Hundred Million. We featured him recently in a conversation that we called “Smart Sprawl.” Conan had him in to talk about his new Forbes list of the best and worst cities for jobs. Where did Connecticut rank? Well, Waterbury made the list at No. 10…as one of the worst cities for jobs in the U.S.