Monday, May 15, 2006

Suburbia and Gas prices

Will suburbia survive the high price of gas? Yes, people enjoy living outside the cities. This article shows what happened in the 70's and high prices. Suburbia grew!

Predictions of the demise of suburbia, choked to death by high gasoline prices, may be greatly exaggerated.

Conventional wisdom suggests that high prices at the pump mean less driving and, hence, the withering of far-flung suburbs, whose residents must drive to jobs, shopping and recreation.

For today's warriors in the fight against sprawl, there's a silver lining in this: The soaring price of gas evokes images of a nation retreating back to its urban past, with chastened suburbanites abandoning their SUVs and shopping malls for the comfort of dense cities and mass transit. Read More.

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