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THE END OF THE SUBURBS

Where the American dream is Moving

by Leigh Gallagher

Verlegt von Portfolio (2013-08)

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An in-depth report of how the suburbs are transforming and losing their appeal—and why that's not a bad thing.

Over the past few years, the American suburbs have undergone a dramatic shift, with millions of once-coveted homes now stamped with foreclosure signs and once-pristine neighborhoods plagued by crime and poverty. According to Leigh Gallagher, this phenomenon isn't merely about the housing bust; it reflectsfundamental changes in our society. For example: • The nuclear family is declining: Since the Baby Boom, birthrates and marriage rates have shrunk, reducing the demand for big homes in suburbia. • The era of "bigger is better" is over: As we become more concerned about the environment we opt for smaller homes and avoid the gas-guzzling nature of suburban sprawl. • Our cities are having a renaissance: New research shows that urbanized living actually makes for happier, healthier lifestyles.
Blending economic data, analysis, and on-the-ground reporting, Gallagher paints a surprising and fascinating portrait of how the American Dream isn't over; it's simply changing.

Leigh Gallagher is an assistant managing editor at Fortune, where she edits feature stories and oversees key Fortune franchises, including the “40 Under 40” rankings and “Best Companies to Work For.” She is also a frequent public speaker and commentator on national radio and television. Earlier in her career she was a senior editor at SmartMoney and a writer at Forbes.


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Kommentare

Fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we...

Fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.

Quote: Booklist

Fortune editor and public speaker Gallagher presents illuminating, persuasive data...

Fortune editor and public speaker Gallagher presents illuminating, persuasive data on the recent preference for vibrant city life over softer suburbia.... Gallagher's reportage is evenhanded and comprehensively researched.... A somewhat melancholic realit

Quote: Kirkus Reviews

Gallagher, assistant managing editor at Fortune, marshals ample evidence that...

Gallagher, assistant managing editor at Fortune, marshals ample evidence that the suburbs are in decline, as the financial crisis, long-term demographic trends, and increased environmental awareness conspire to drive Americans away from residential subdiv

Quote: Publishers Weekly

When the United States suffered its epic housing bust, no...

When the United States suffered its epic housing bust, no part of the country felt the agony more than the suburbs.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/08/real_estate/suburbs-end.pr.fortune/index.html

Review: Fortune

The country is resettling along more urbanized lines, and the...

The country is resettling along more urbanized lines, and the American Dream is moving with it.

http://ideas.time.com/2013/07/31/the-end-of-the-suburbs/

Review: Time

Have the suburbs hit a dead end?

Have the suburbs hit a dead end?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/are-the-suburbs-dying-or-just-evolving/2013/08/02/13778fb6-facd-11e2-9bde-7ddaa186b751_story.html

Review: The Washington Post

We want answers.

We want answers.

http://endofthesuburbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Leighs-article-in-Phila.-magazine-00225132.pdf

Quote: Metropolis