Calling all urbanists and sustainable environmentalists. The car-less German suburb story is the most e-mailed at the New York Times.
The crash of 2008 continues to reverberate loudly nationwide—destroying jobs, bankrupting businesses, and displacing homeowners. But already, it has damaged some places much more severely than others. On the other side of the crisis, America’s economic landscape will look very different than it does today. What fate will the coming years hold for New York, Charlotte, Detroit, Las Vegas? Will the suburbs be ineffably changed? Which cities and regions can come back strong? And which will never come back at all?
America’s educated elite is clustering in a few cities— and leaving the rest of the country behind