Thursday, July 10, 2008

End of 'burbs?

From a post on Environmental News Network:
Ever since the rise of the automobile in the 1950s, the American Dream has featured a home in the suburbs and two cars in the garage.
Now the iconic white picket fence comes with a hefty price tag in the form of the cost of the gasoline needed to drive to work and to the supermarket, and the suburban idyll is under review.

Read the rest here.
Too many of our metropolitan sprawls in the West are endless seas of suburbs appended like ugly excrescences to a small core of real city. High gasoline can make them economically uninhabitable at some point. Story also makes an interesting point about what will happen when retiring Boomers [spit] begin to put their McMansions on the market in a few years.

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